One goal of integrated food-energy systems is to reduce inputs of fossil fuels, fossil-based fertilizers and water by reusing materials and energy on the farm.
On-farm wind and solar systems
Incorporating renewable energy systems on farms is a common solution that can offset fossil fuel use, reduce electricity bills, and diversify revenue streams. Some systems supply electricity to the grid.
The IFES Network aims to bring together farmers, innovators, and researchers to encourage more sustainable agriculture using renewable energy, nutrient recycling and water reuse. Learn about the potential of integrated food-energy systems (IFES) to close resource loops, mitigate pollution, address food and energy security issues, and help farmers adapt to our changing climate.