What we do

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) - the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming.

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Our vision and mission

Agriculture worldwide is facing one of its greatest challenges: to produce enough nutritional food to fulfil the needs of our current and future population, while at the same time, protecting the environment and human health.

Finding and implementing innovative solutions to sustainability challenges cannot be addressed in isolation. It requires the involvement of a wide range of actors from across the food chain – farmers, retailers, researchers and NGO’s.

We work with farmers,

the food industry, scientists and consumers to inspire and enable sustainable farming.

This involves work­ing close­ly with our pro­duc­ers, pro­vid­ing them with the right tools and ser­vices to make mean­ing­ful changes on the ground and inspir­ing retail­ers and con­sumers in pur­suit of the ulti­mate goal — a more sus­tain­able and resilient food and farm­ing chain.

Over the last six years, we have seen steady improve­ments in how our pro­duc­ers are man­ag­ing their soil and water, con­serv­ing ener­gy, pro­tect­ing their crops, enhanc­ing wildlife habi­tats and reach­ing out to their local com­mu­ni­ties. All deliv­ered through our pro­duc­ers’ com­mit­ment to Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment (IFM) and their dri­ve and deter­mi­na­tion to improve their farm­ing practices.

Inte­grat­ed Farm Management

Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment (IFM) is the basis of all of LEAF’s activ­i­ties which, togeth­er with the work of our farm­ers, sup­ply chain and stake­hold­ers, help in the deliv­ery of a world that is farm­ing, eat­ing and liv­ing sustainably.

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LEAF Mar­que

LEAF Mar­que is an envi­ron­men­tal assur­ance sys­tem recog­nis­ing sus­tain­able farmed products.

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LEAF Edu­ca­tion

Work­ing to engage, inspire and moti­vate young peo­ple through expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, in order to equip our future gen­er­a­tions with bal­anced and informed insight into food pro­duc­tion, farm­ing and the environment.

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LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Since the first LEAF Open Farm Sun­day in 2006, over 1600 farm­ers across the UK have opened their gates and wel­comed over 2.7 mil­lion peo­ple onto farms for one Sun­day each year. It is a fan­tas­tic oppor­tu­ni­ty for every­one, young and old, to dis­cov­er first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fab­u­lous work they do pro­duc­ing our food, enhanc­ing the coun­try­side and all the goods and ser­vices farm­ers provide.

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Annual Reviews

Global Impacts Reports

LEAF 2021 Global Impact Report

LEAF 2021 Glob­al Impact Report

Glob­al Impacts Report 2021

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LEAF 2021 Global Impact Report

Our Glob­al Impacts Reports are first and fore­most, a cel­e­bra­tion of the achieve­ments of our mem­bers across the world and the pos­i­tive impact they are mak­ing to deliv­er more sus­tain­able farm­ing through Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment. We are huge­ly proud of what they have achieved. 

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