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The Integrated Farming System (IFS) is a concept that holds promise for the people of the tropical world where there is plenty of solar energy, the nonpolluting source of power for this technologically simple system. It is a viable alternative to the highly technical and petroleum-based systems that brought economic development to the industrialized countries. The IFS approach is based on effective management of water and food systems in a complete recycling program that produces its own feed, fertilizer, and fuel for an integrated livestock-aquaculture-agriculture industry development, while controlling problems of sanitation and pollution at minimum cost and for maximum benefits.
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