THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
A Nexus Approach to Food, Water, and Energy: Sustainably MeetingAsia’s Future Food and Nutrition Requirements (Sarfraz K. QureshiMemorial Lecture)
Agricultural and food production systems in Asia must undergoa significant transformation in order to meet the concurrent challengesof increasing food, water, and energy demands amid on-going climatechange. This is particularly true in countries in South Asia, includingPakistan, where hunger and undernutrition persist and natural resourceare increasingly strained. Sustainable intensification with a focus onnutrition is particularly crucial to provide adequate and nutritiousfood for all without further damages to the planet. However, a siloapproach to meeting the demands of a growing, increasingly urbanised,and wealthier population is no longer acceptable. Instead, capitalisingon the inter sectoral linkages between food, water, and energy can moreeffectively minimise trade-offs and maximise synergies across concurrentefforts to improve water, energy, food, and nutrition securitysustainably.