Project Ideas

Potential nexus project ideas were identified for further discussion at the Nigeria workshop. This list is not exclusive. If you are interested in engaging in these topics, please contact the lead person and join the collaborative platform. We welcome other project ideas related to WEF nexus in Africa. On the platform you can also create your own project and/or initiate a discussion group.

  • Consumption Patterns of Water, Energy and Food (WEF) in Urban and Rural Households of sub Saharan Africa (Contact: Olufolake Adelakun flakyonline@yahoo.com)
  • Integrated osmotic and solar drying systems for value-added food processing to increase efficiency and profitability of small farms in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (Contact: Kolawole Falade kolawolefalade@yahoo.com)
  • Solar thermal refrigeration in food value chains: Adaptations to enhance food security in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Aka Promoting Food Security, Strengthening Food Value Chains and Enhancing Small Farmers’ Income in Sub-Saharan Africa through Solar Refrigeration Systems (Contact: Kolawole Falade kolawolefalade@yahoo.com)
  • Sustainable management of trade-offs within the water, energy and food nexus (Contact: Sharon Omotoso sharonomotoso@gmail.com )
  • Valorisation and Microbial Conversion of Food Wastes for Food, Feed and Biogas (Contact: Olufunke Ezekiel funkeeze@gmail.com)
  • Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Farming Systems in Africa: A WEFS Nexus Approach (Lead: Olajide O. Adeola funso.olajide@ui.edu.ng adeola.olajide@daad-alumni.de)
  • Sustainable cassava value chain in sub-Saharan Africa in the context of water, energy food nexus (Contact: Veronica Uzokwe v.uzokwe@cgiar.org)
  • Gender communication on the water, energy and food concepts in Africa (Contact: Sharon Omotoso sharonomotoso@gmail.com)
  • Determination of energy and water footprints of prominent African crops’ Proposed crops: Root and tubers (Cassava), Fruits and vegetables (Tomato, Orange) Cereal (Rice), Legume (Soybean) and Spices (Onion) (Contact: Folasade Adeboyejo ak_folasade@yahoo.com)
  • Tailoring biochar technologies for smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa to improve water, energy and food security (Contact: Generose Nziguheba g.nziguheba@cgiar.org)