Overcoming food security challenges within an energy/water/food nexus approach
This article (PDF) published in the journal Sustainability argues that to overcome food security challenges, the application of an energy, water and food nexus (EWFN) approach is needed. This can be done following three main pathways: employing sustainable production methods in agriculture, changing diets, and reducing waste in all stages of the food chain. The application of an EWFN approach is seen as a prerequisite for the correct application of all these pathways, since this approach takes into account the interactions and connections between these three resources, and the synergies and trade-offs that arise from the way they are managed. This article also discusses how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) might be applicable for creating the evidence-base to foster such desired shifts in food production and consumption pattern.