Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
Good Environmental Practices
Building on FAO’s work on good practices in agriculture and forestry, BEFS has compiled a set of good environmental practices that can be implemented by bioenergy feedstock producers so as to minimize the risk of negative environmental impacts from their operations, and to ensure that modern bioenergy delivers on its climate change mitigation potential.
The good practices compiled are divided into three main groups.
For each good practice, a detailed description of the key features is provided, followed by a discussion of the potential environmental and socio-economic benefits associated with its implementation, as well as of the related challenges.
Click on the text below to open the description of each example.
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT APPROACHES
The Ecosystem Approach and Sustainable Crop Production Intensification, Agro-ecology and Eco-agriculture
SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES)
Multiple Cropping Systems and Crop Rotation
SUSTAINABLE FIELD-LEVEL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY PRACTICES
Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn
Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM)
Conservation And Sustainable Use of Plant Genetic Resources and Seeds
Forest Buffer Zone
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Integrated Plant Nutrient Management (IPNM)
No- or Minimum Tillage
Rainwater Harvesting and Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands
Sustainable Forest Harvest
Wild Biodiversity Management at Farm Level
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