UA Magazine no. 32 - Urban Food-Waste-Energy Nexus and the Private Sector

This issue of the UA Magazine discusses this urban-food-energy nexus with a focus on the role of the private sector. Emphasis is on its enabling environment in promoting a circular economy. This UA Magazine shares experiences and cases from several sources. The West-African Bio-wastes for Energy and Fertiliser (WABEF) project complements a recent study done by RUAF for the Dutch Food Business Knowledge Network on the role of the private sector and social enterprises in shaping or enabling city region food systems. It also features experiences from the Resource Recovery and Reuse programme of IWMI (the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems). Lastly it includes information from projects of RUAF and its partners on the safe recovery and use of energy, water and nutrients from waste streams, such as from Ghana, Gaza and Nepal, and from HIVOS and SNV.

  1. The Food-Energy Nexus is Closer to our Heart than we might think
  2. Editorial
  3. Making Sense of the Urban Nexus: An integrated approach to intersecting challenges
  4. Waste-to-Energy Business Models: Insights from a compendium of business models
  5. WABEF: Western Africa Bio-wastes for energy and fertilisers
  6. Teriya Bugu in Mali
  7. Centre Songhai: Integrated development of renewable energy in Benin
  8. WABEF Support to Renewable Energy Development in Senegal
  9. Poo Power in Ghana’s Biggest Slum
  10. Biogas is Business – Even at household scale
  11. Gender Analysis of the Nepal Biogas Programme
  12. Fuel Briquettes: An affordable and cleaner cooking and heating fuel
  13. A Commercial Case for the Briquette Business in Ghana
  14. Fuel Briquettes – Making business sense
  15. Sunshine for Palestine: Solar energy value chain development in Gaza
  16. Linking Rural and Urban Areas through Agricultural and Urban Waste Recycling
  17. Biodigestion at the Neighbourhood Level: From community participation to waste separation
  18. The Role of the Private Sector in City Region Food systems
  19. Harvesting the Non-Food Benefits of Urban Agriculture: Finding and engaging unexpected partners?
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