Information and resources
Here you can find many useful documents and articles about LEAF and IFM. If you are a member you can find more guidance in the LEAF Sustainable Farming Review and Information Centre by logging into MyLEAF.
- Guidelines for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management, Green Leaves III.
Generic guidelines for the assessment and management of environmental risks intended to guide policy and regulatory staff in Government and its agencies, those assessing and managing environmental risks for Government, and other parties in the principles of managing environmental risks.
- Sustainable Food - A Guide for Hospitals
This document outlines "How can hospitals assure sustainable food service provision?" it quotes LEAF Marque as an option and gives further information on LEAF Marque
- LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2017 checklist
A checklist for host farmers planning for Open Farm Sunday 2017
- LEAF Annual Review 2016
A review of LEAF's 25th year
- LEAF Global Impacts Report 2015 (Published March 2016)
LEAF's announces significant progress in delivering more sustainable farming
- LEAF Annual Review 2015
The annual Review of 2015 for LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
- LEAF Farm Walks and Talks
These activities have been chosen and adapted so that you can host a farm visit that will engage your visitors and give them a fun experience to remember. Taking part in a hands on activity will help them remember the messages that you give them.
- Energy Monitor
Simple Excel spreadsheet to monitor energy use and convert to Kg of CO2 produced.
- LEAF Simply Sustainable Biodiversity
Simply Sustainable Biodiversity is a booklet to help farmers monitor, manage and enhance biodiversity through the adoption of Integrated Farm Management (IFM). Based on Six Simple Steps, it outlines practical ways for farmers to manage their land for food production as well as for wildlife.
- LEAF Impacts Report 2014
Our third global Impacts Report - showing the impact LEAF members and LEAF Marque certified businesses are making in the delivery of more sustainable food and farming across the globe.
- LEAF Annual Review 2014
The annual Review of 2014 for LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).
- Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP) LEAFs Involved!
LEAF is involved in a new Defra funded research project on Integrated Farm Management and its role in delivering Sustainable Intensification. The project, which runs for three years, will look at ways to increase farm productivity while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing ecosystem services.
- LEAF Global Impacts Report 2013
Our second global impacts report shows a significant increase in the number of farms across the globe achieving LEAF Marque certification and in the amount of land grown to its standards. It also reveals that LEAF farmer members are showing steady progress to more sustainable farming.
- What can farmers learn from science to improve the nutritional value of our food? : Health by Stealth
The agricultural systems that have been built up over the past few decades have contributed greatly to alleviate hunger and raise living standards; they have served the purpose, but only up to a point. Our current food system is largely driven by economic demand and production possibilities, not nutritional goals.
- IPM Legislation
Changes in the legislation on the use of pesticides - What is changing, why and how will it affect you
Quick links to top documents
Energy Monitor - Simple Excel spreadsheet to monitor energy use and convert to Kg of CO2 produced.
Simply Sustainable Water - Six Simple Steps for managing water quality and use on your land.
Simply Sustainable Soils - Six Simple Steps for your soil to help improve the performance, health and long-term sustainability of our land.
Simply Sustainable Biodiversity - Six Simple Steps outlining practical ways for farmers to manage their land for food production as well as for wildlife.