In this week’s episode, we discuss how incorporating an Integrated Food and Energy System (IFES) can give rural and impoverished communities better access to food and reliable energy. Farmers can incorporate IFES in two ways–by using intercropping methods and growing food and fuel-generating crops, such as acacia trees, or by integrating livestock onto their farms and using biodigesters from their manure to generate energy.
To read about IFES, see: Innovation of the Week: Creating Farms that Produce Food and Energy.
- Innovation of the Week: Creating Farms that Produce Food and Energy
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Taking Farming to the Sea
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Lasting Skills for Sustainable Change
- Creating a Roadmap for Environmentally Sustainable Meat Production and Consumption
- FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture 2010-11: Closing the Gender Gap for Development
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Rebuilding Communities with Livestock
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Using Small Businesses to Create Local Markets
- Nourishing the Planet TV: Creating a Market for the Taste of Home