There are strong interconnections between the practices needed to sustainably manage land, energy, and water resources, which become even more pronounced in the age of climate change. Power sources, especially in climate- and water-sensitive agrarian economies directly influences agricultural output. This body of work explore the linkages between agriculture, food security, climate resilience and energy. This research exercise explores opportunities for distributed renewable energy solutions to enhance rural agricultural productivity, identifying barriers and highlighting new technology innovations. We focus on solutions to solve breadfruit wastage while also creating new product offerings for the local market through breadfruit flour processing.
Gourdji, S., Craig, M., Shirley, R., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Campos, E., Giraldo, M., Lopez, M., Pereira de Lucena, A., Luger, M. and Kammen, D. (2014). “Sustainable Development Opportunities at the Climate, Land, Energy and Water Nexus in Nicaragua.” Center for Latin American Studies Working Paper Series, January 2014, Paper No. 33
This study was conducted in partnership with the Nexus Fulbright Scholars Program. Read more on the program and our findings in Nicaragua here.