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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  20 Mar 2017

FAO // How Access to Energy Can Influence Food Losses

By Manas Puri. The report begins by reviewing the evidence to date focussing on the magnitude and geographical distribution of food losses. In the next sections the role of energy in post-harvest losses is discussed. Thereafter, the main entry points within the food value chain where lack of access to energy is the dominant factor influencing food losses is discussed. This report outlines low cost and off-grid post-harvest cooling and processing technologies that can be made available in developing countries.

These household to community scale evaporative cooling systems, solar assisted cooling systems and as well as solar drying systems that can help increase shelf life . Additionally, through case studies, focus is laid on assessing the technical and economic feasibility of cooling and processing technologies. Finally, recommendations are made that could be incorporated to further develop food loss strategies that can classify food value chains based on their energy demand. This will enable policy makers to quickly understand the main technologies for food preservation and processing that can be introduced based on the available energy sources in a given region.

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2016

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Environment and Natural Resources Management. Working Paper (FAO) Nr. 65

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Projects  |  , Resource  |  27 Mar 2017

Project // "Projekt NeXus of Water, Food and Energy" at TU Munich

Project target is to develop an English Master’s degree program in the NeXus field at the TU München. With contacts and through joint Bachelor- and Master-theses the transdisciplinary Nexus research should be initiated in a...› more

Infographics  |  , Resource  |  24 Mar 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Infographic: How energy and water are intrinsically linked

By GE Look ahead. It takes water to produce energy. Renewable energy sources like solar or wind are the most water efficient ways to produce electricity. Energy is also increasingly used to produce freshwater. The International...› more

Videos  |  , Resource  |  23 Mar 2017

Video Lecture // The "perfect storm revisited": food, energy and water security in the context of climate change

Some five years ago Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, raised the concept of "The Perfect Storm" in which the issues of food, water and energy security needed to be addressed at the same time as...› more