Mon­i­tor­ing and Evaluation

In 2012, when LEAF estab­lished its mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion pro­gramme, we start­ed pro­vid­ing infor­ma­tion about our impacts, growth and the eco­nom­ic, envi­ron­men­tal and social ben­e­fits of achiev­ing and main­tain­ing LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. We con­tin­ue to build on that work which helps pro­vide the sci­en­tif­ic foun­da­tion for the trans­par­ent and impar­tial eval­u­a­tion of LEAF’s effec­tive­ness in deliv­er­ing our mis­sion and vision.

LEAF Glob­al Impacts Report

Our Glob­al Impacts Report cel­e­brates the achieve­ments of LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fied busi­ness­es in deliv­er­ing more sus­tain­able food and farm­ing. Inspir­ing and enabling every­one we work with about sus­tain­abil­i­ty is one thing, but this needs to be demon­strat­ed through mon­i­tor­ing and evaluation.

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Lat­est Inde­pen­dent Evaluation

Assess­ing the effec­tive­ness of LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and gain­ing an insight into how it is advanc­ing envi­ron­men­tal change, is cru­cial for the con­tin­u­ous improve­ment of our stan­dards. That is why LEAF invests in inde­pen­dent eval­u­a­tion. The find­ings of these stud­ies pro­vide vital insights which we use to revise and adapt the LEAF Mar­que assur­ance sys­tem. Find out more about our lat­est inde­pen­dent eval­u­a­tion into LEAF Marque.

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Pre­vi­ous Inde­pen­dent Evaluation

Find out more about pre­vi­ous inde­pen­dent work look­ing at the effect and impact of LEAF Mar­que in the deliv­ery of more sus­tain­able farm­ing. The study was com­mis­sioned by LEAF and car­ried out by the Coun­try­side and Com­mu­ni­ty Research Insti­tute 2017.

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Mon­i­tor­ing and Evaluation

The LEAF Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion (M&E) mis­sion is to increase the under­stand­ing of the envi­ron­men­tal, social, polit­i­cal, organ­i­sa­tion­al and oth­er impact of LEAF’s activ­i­ties. The con­tin­u­ous M&E pro­gramme aug­ments the sci­en­tif­ic basis, ben­e­fits, val­ue and the impar­tial­i­ty, trans­paren­cy and inclu­sive­ness of LEAF’s activ­i­ties. A Pub­lic Sys­tem Report on Impact can be found below.

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M&E Sum­ma­ry

We have sum­marised our Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion pro­gramme here at LEAF into a use­ful overview tak­ing a high lev­el look at what our pro­gramme includes. 

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LEAF Mar­que Intend­ed Impacts

With­in the con­text of Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment, the LEAF Mar­que sys­tem aims to deliv­er pos­i­tive action for cli­mate, nature, econ­o­my and soci­ety trans­form­ing farm­ing and food at an increas­ing­ly glob­al lev­el through:

- Resilient and diverse businesses 

- Increased imple­men­ta­tion of regen­er­a­tive practices 

- Improved pos­i­tive action for cli­mate change through reduced car­bon footprints 

- Improved soil man­age­ment to enhance soil qual­i­ty and soil health 

- Improved imple­men­ta­tion of effec­tive IPM solu­tions for crop health and protection 

- Cir­cu­lar approach to resource use and waste management 

- Opti­mised and inte­grat­ed live­stock health, per­for­mance, and envi­ron­men­tal impact 

- Improved ener­gy use and efficiency

- Improved man­age­ment of water use and water quality

- Enriched diver­si­ty of native habi­tats and species

To find out how we are deliv­er­ing against these goals, see LEAF’s Glob­al Impacts Report.

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LEAF and LEAF Mar­que con­duct a range of stake­hold­er con­sul­ta­tions to sup­port our con­tin­u­ous improve­ment and we will pub­li­cise these oppor­tu­ni­ties. If you have ques­tions, feed­back or com­plaints about the LEAF Mar­que Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion sys­tem, includ­ing the Scope and Bound­aries of the M&E Sys­tem, Stake­hold­er Con­sul­ta­tion process, or our Intend­ed Impacts and Indi­ca­tors, please con­tact us. 

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