The Brussels Briefing 56 discusses the Land-Water-Energy nexus and its implications for the food system, with a focus on ACP countries.
Delivering water, energy and food for all in a sustainable and equitable way is a major challenge faced by many countries. The interactions between water, energy and food in a nexus approach are crucial for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and key to fight poverty, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable agricultural growth.
The Brussels Development Briefing n. 56 on The Land-Water-Energy nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and Concord was held on 3rd of July 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C.
The Briefing discussed the Land-Water-Energy nexus and its implications for the food system, with a focus on ACP countries. It also featured an exchange of views and experiences from a research and practice perspective on what we know on the nexus, with a discussion on the factors for success, their replicability, and potential for upscaling of best practices.
Manager, Brussels Office, CTA
West Africa Regional Representative, IWMI, Ghana
Senior Advisor to the Malabo Montpellier Panel
Professor, Dept Environmental Science, Berkeley University, USA
Policy Officer, Water Sector, European Commission, DEVCO
Patrick Ignatius Gomes
Secretary-General of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Senior Advisor, Netherlands Space Office
Center for Environment & Dev Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Director of CTA
Vice President for Food, Forests, Water & the Ocean, WRI
Researcher, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Acting Director Devco C, Planet and Prosperity and Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission