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Focus on Water

Water is by far seen as the most important but vulnerable resource in the Mediterranean region. The major problems of fresh water resources management in the region arise from the pressure to meet the increasing food and domestic water needs in areas characterized by fast-growing population, water scarcity or limited water availability, exacerbated by extreme climate variability.

Growing Power: Exploring energy needs in smallholder agriculture

There is a growing interest in how to deliver energy services to people on a low income, not just for household use but to earn a living: the so-called ‘productive uses’ of energy. One sector that deserves particular attention is smallholder agriculture. Expanding access to modern energy services and equipment for farmers could help address food security, gender empowerment and rural poverty. But the issues are complex, barriers plentiful and examples sparse of successful delivery at scale.

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit Discusses Energy, Water and Food Security

Participants highlighted growing demand for energy, water and food, and recommended actions at the 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS). This year's summit took place on 6-8 February 2014, in New Delhi, India, under the theme 'Attaining Energy, Water, Food Security for All.'

New report - Co-optimizing Solutions: Water and Energy for Food, Feed and Fiber

One of the biggest challenges we will face in the coming years is how to provide more food, fiber and fuel to a growing and increasingly more affluent world, while at the same time striving to use resources more efficiently, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and maintain healthy ecosystems. Competing and growing demands for water, energy and food will put great strains on our resources and require us to leave business-as-usual scenarios behind.

Sustainable Energy for Food symposium

The symposium called “Nachhaltige Energie für Ernährung“ (Sustainable Energy for Food) is organized by GIZ and DIE on behalf of BMZ on the 12 of June 2014 at Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn. The objective is to promote exchange on the topic of Sustainable energy for Food. The symposium is free of charge and will take place in German. English Translations will be available.

Micro-grids for Rural Electrification - A critical review of best practices based on seven case studies

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of California Berkeley, together with the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, have released a groundbreaking new study evaluating the contribution of micro-grids to electrification in a range of developing countries.


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