Solar for all: A framework to deliver inclusive and environmentally sustainable solar irrigation for smallholder agriculture

Abstract Worldwide, off-grid solar photovoltaic irrigation is currently being developed with the expectation that it will help secure water access to increase food production, reduce fuel-based carbon emissions and energy costs, and increase human resilience to climate change. In developing countries across the Middle East and North Africa, South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the adoption of […]

Nexus Assessment: Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies, and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series […]

Insights on Water and Climate Change in the Greater Horn of Africa: Connecting Virtual Water and Water-Energy-Food-Biodiversity-Health Nexus

Abstract: Water is the key limiting factor in socioeconomic and ecological development, but it is adversely affected by climate change. The novel virtual water (VW) concept and water, energy, food, biodiversity, and human health (WEFBH) nexus approach are powerful tools to assess the sustainability of a region through the lens of climate change. Climate change-related […]

Call for Abstract for Online Conference Agri4D

About the Agri4D-conference: More than 800 million people in the world are undernourished, despite the growing scientific knowledge and decades of international aid. Natural resource conflicts, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly push more people into poverty and hunger. At the same time, obesity is an increasing health problem in almost all countries in […]

Research grant at the Università Degli Studi di Firenze on the WEFE Nexus and Ecosystem Services

The Civil and Environment Engineering Department at the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Italy is offering a research grant to “Operationalize the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus through the ecosystem services concept in the Mediterranean Region”. Application deadline is May 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (MESZ). Job offer Environmental, economic and societal security are interdependently related to […]

Call for Entries // Innovation Challenge 2021- Advisory for Agroecology

Description about the Innovation Challenge “Integrating agroecological approaches into agricultural advisory services” is the title of the Innovation Challenge 2021, conducted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) global project “Agricultural Policy and Innovation Fund (FABI)“. For its innovation component, FABI has set itself the goal to apply instruments successfully to promote innovation in the […]

The Water–Energy–Food Nexus Discovery Map: Linking Geographic Information Systems, Academic Collaboration, and Large-Scale Data Visualization

Abstract The Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus framework for holistic sustainable development has spawned independent and academic communities around the globe that utilize the framework in research, implementation, policy development, and technological advancement. These communities, however, are geographically and topically segmented and lack large-scale data basing that clearly catalogs and classifies their work. Recognizing this need, the […]

East Africa Regional Innovation Call

ABOUT THE WE4F EAST AFRICA HUB Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) works closely with the private sector to scale up climate-friendly, energy and/or water-efficient innovations. The overall goal is to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains and address environmental and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets – with a particular […]