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.

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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. 

View LEAF Mar­que M&E Summary

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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