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Food and Energy - Strategies for Sustainable Development

Table of contents (90 p.)

Ignacy Sachs and Dana Silk

Note to the Reader from the UNU

The Food-Energy Nexus Programme was launched in 1983 to fill the research gap that existed on the synergistic solutions to food and energy problems. The programme consisted of a two-pronged effort directed towards developing an analytical framework and planning methodology as well as stimulating the sharing of experiences between research teams working in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It addressed such concrete issues as (i) a more efficient use of energy in the production, processing, and consumption of food; (ii) food-energy systems in diverse ecosystems; and (iii) household economy in both rural and urban settings and the role of women and children in the provision of food, fuel, and water. Food and Energy: Strategies for Sustainable Development sums up the research findings and their policy implications in comparative regional perspectives.


The United Nations University, 1990

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1 Introduction

2 Analytical Framework

3 Integrated Food-Energy Systems

4 Alternative Urban Development Strategies

5 Urban Agriculture

6 New Rural-Urban Configurations

7 The Challenge of Biotechnology

8 Sustainable Development

9 Conclusion

Appendix I: FEN Programme Activities

Appendix II: FEN Publications


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