The Star (Nairobi)

18 October 2012

Kenya: Experts in Food, Water and Energy Meet in Nairobi

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Taps to remain dry in Nairobi.

STAKEHOLDERS in the water, food and energy sectors are meeting in Nairobi to discuss how best to cooperate to improve production in the three sectors and boost the economy.

The four day workshop which started on Monday seeks to create synergies among organizations and policies in the three sectors to tackle problems such as food securities and water shortages that have been a source of various socio-economic problems.

Organisers of the event noted that agriculture and energy production account for approximately 70 and 45 per cent respectively of the of the world's freshwater withdrawals.

They said, satisfying these demands, while, maintaining ecosystems, livelihoods, fisheries and biodiversity is therefore a challenge that ought to be addressed now.

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