Rimma Dankova is a Senior Adviser with the FAO Investment Centre. She is an economist specializing in preparation and implementation of investment operations in the areas of infrastructure, natural resources management, agriculture and rural development. She has been working in Africa, Middle East, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia on investment and technical assistance projects funded by international development institutions such the World Bank, EBRD, EU, FAO, and bilateral donors.
The climate smart agriculture approach contributes to achieving sustainable development under a changing climate.
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve sustainable food security requires scaling up the role of private investment and, in particular, smallholder farmers.
Agriculture uses large amounts of water and energy to produce food. Sustainable food production requires greater attention to the interrelated nature of our global resource system. In support of food security and sustainable agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has adopted an approach based on the water-energy-food nexus. This article focuses on the role of this nexus approach in designing and implementing sustainable investments. It is part of a series of articles by The Broker on the water, food and energy nexus approach.