Dr Anna Krzywoszynska, Post Doctoral Research Associate at Durham University, has published her findings on how the nexus domains are currently being approached within the Department of Food and Rural Affairs and where there are opportunities for furthering cross-domain dialogue and action.
This work was carried out as a joint Nexus Network – Defra fellowship, with Anna spending time in Defra over a period of 5 months, starting in March 2015.
The fellowship allowed me to develop a strong understanding of the relevance of nexus approaches to Defra’s activities, and provided many opportunities for formal and informal learning and knowledge exchange.
- Nexus approaches are relevant to the challenges facing Defra as its remit covers the management of inter-relations and trade-offs between food, water, energy and environment.
- Defra already uses a variety of approaches in its evidence, policy and ‘place based’ delivery activities to tackle issues associated with inter-relations and trade-offs between domains.
- Defra’s current approach to evidence planning, bringing together Defra’s organisations, has potential to further facilitate work across nexus issues.
Giles Golshetti from Defra says
Anna has provided a very helpful overview of how Defra is making connections between the domains and where there are further opportunities for doing so. A big thanks to Anna for her report and for the knowledge exchange opportunities that she has created.
Read the report
Download the full report here Defra-NexusNetwork-FellowshipReport_Oct2015