The Water-Energy-Food Nexus : Climate Risks and Opportunities in Southern Africa

  title={The Water-Energy-Food Nexus : Climate Risks and Opportunities in Southern Africa},
  author={Luxon Nhamo and Bekithemba Ndlela and Charles Nhemachena and Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi and Sylvester N. Mpandeli and Greenwell Collins Matchaya},
The discourse on the need for water, energy, and food security has dominated the development agenda of southern African countries, centred on improving livelihoods, building resilience, and regional integration. About 60% of the population in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) live in rural areas relying mainly on rainfed agriculture, lacking access to clean water and energy, yet the region is endowed with vast natural resources. The waterenergy-food (WEF) nexus is a conceptual… CONTINUE READING


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