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Information and resources

Here you can find many useful documents and articles about LEAF and IFM.

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    • 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.
      Published 15/04/16
    • Energy Monitor
      Simple Excel spreadsheet to monitor energy use and convert to Kg of CO2 produced.
      Published 23/12/15
    • 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.
      Published 24/09/15
    • 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.
      Published 24/09/15
    • LEAF Annual Review 2014
      The annual Review of 2014 for LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming).
      Published 24/09/15
    • Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP) – LEAF’s 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.
      Published 11/07/14
    • 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.
      Published 11/06/14
    • LEAF Technical Day
      Linking Environment And Farming: The James Hutton Institute, a LEAF Innovation Centre, invites farmers to come and hear about new work to assist sustainable farming practices. Meet other farmers and hear from a local LEAF farmer what Integrated Farm Management means in practice.
      Published 02/05/14
    • 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.
      Published 02/05/14
    • IPM Legislation
      Changes in the legislation on the use of pesticides - What is changing, why and how will it affect you
      Published 20/12/13
    • The Future of IPM
      Spreading the word and future opportunities
      Published 20/12/13
    • What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
      What is IPM and what do the new guidelines cover?
      Published 20/12/13
    • IPM in Practice
      Examples from farmers adopting IPM and how it affects their businesses
      Published 20/12/13
    • Sustainable Lamb
      Sustainable Lamb, the latest newsletter supplement for lamb farmers. The supplement includes farmer case studies and a range of articles from industry leaders. The case studies highlight ways in which LEAF’s IFM can benefit lamb farmers, which include helping to reduce forage and feeding costs and increase production of grass fed lambs, through the management and composition of grazing swards and growing of other fodder crops.
      Published 23/08/12
    • Sustainable Intensification - Does Integrated Farm Management fit the bill?
      The LEAF IFM Event is for College and University lecturers and their farm managers, trainers and students. We will be looking at sustainable farming in general, hearing from speakers on specific aspects of Integrated Farm Management and updating you on LEAF’s activities. There will also be a walk around the farm at Brackenhurst, Nottingham Trent University, where we will be looking at Integrated Farm Management in practice.
      Published 29/06/12
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    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.

    African IFM Handbook - A version of the IFM handbook aimed at African small farmers (Available only to members of LEAF).