This report analyses global nexus interconnections (such as the dependence of food systems on energy at every stage of the food value chain) and identifies key drivers, which include economic and population growth, resource depletion, environmental degradation, climate change, and globalisation. The study also delved into more detail by analysing the nexus in three case study countries (Malawi, South Africa, and Cuba), which represent different levels and types of economic development and ‘socio-metabolic regimes’ (agrarian, industrial and agroecological).
Mitigating risks and vulnerabilities in the Food-Energy-Water nexus in developing countries
SI Team: Jeremy Wakeford, Candice Kelly, Sasha Lagrange, Blake Robinson
United Kingdom’s Department for International Development
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainability in the African Context