LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) — the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming.
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.
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 (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.
LEAF Marque is an environmental assurance system recognising sustainable farmed products.
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.
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.
Global Impacts Report 2021
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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