Energy-Water-Food Nexus Benchmarking (MC)

Energy-Water-Food Nexus Benchmarking

Mercy Corps
January to May 2015
Research, tool
Technical Area
Agriculture and natural resource management

Mercy Corps tested and refined an assessment tool within the Growth, Health and Governance program to help analyze “nexus” (energy-water-food) intersections within the program’s focus areas in Northern Uganda. The results of the assessment helped the Growth, Health and Governance program design follow-on interventions that take into consideration water and energy as inputs for achieving the food security and livelihoods development objectives of the program, while also offering a practical example of how other agencies implementing Food for Peace programs can analyze and design programs with nexus considerations in mind. Mercy Corps developed a draft tool and study plan with the small grant funding.