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Linking Environment And Farming

Identification number in the register: 34120795067-85
Registration date: 23/01/2011 18:41:55

The information on this entity was last modified on: 15/01/2015 11:50:38
The date of the last annual update was: 15/01/2015 11:50:38

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Linking Environment And Farming

LEAF

Registered Company Limited by Guarantee Charity

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Stoneleigh Park, LEAF
KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE CV8 2LG
UNITED KINGDOM

(+44) 2476413911

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    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Caroline Drummond

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Caroline Drummond

Chief Executive

    Goals / remit

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) develops more sustainable farming systems & encourages a better public understanding & engagement in farming & countryside, through the development & promotion of Integrated Farming (IF). Developing practical management tools to support farmers in changing practices & performance to deliver a more sustainable agriculture, these include the LEAF Sustainability Farming Review, the Green Box monitoring tool & for the market the LEAF Marque, an environmental food assurance scheme. LEAF have an active network of demonstration farms & innovation centres highlighting achievable steps & approaches for farmers to make change in their businesses.
For 20 years LEAF has been active in creating change, encouraging a more whole farm approach through a range of methods, including the development of technical management tools; demonstration farms; markets opportunity & political influence. To deliver a lower impact farming system that is highly productive & socially acceptable, LEAF’s work has been developed & built on ‘tried & tested’ traditional methods & encourages the adoption & development of new technologies. LEAF works collaboratively across the globe & in Europe with EISA (European Initiative for the Sustainable development in Agriculture). LEAF’s work involves the whole food chain, including farmers, environmentalists, retailers & consumers.
IF approaches are helping to enhance ecosystem resilience through participatory processes that engage & empower farmers, strengthen local institutions & create opportunities for new income generation. A true Environmental Management System (EMS), IF provides a framework for farmers to adopt sustainable business solutions. It delivers efficient & profitable production, which is economically viable, socially acceptable & environmentally responsible. IF is geared towards sustaining & optimising the use of all resources on farm, including soil, water, air, staff, machinery, capital & wildlife habitats, landscape & archaeological features. Its successful uptake requires a detailed understanding of the business & an innovative & challenging approach.
The LEAF IF approach has been developed as an efficient, workable system to address economic, environmental, social & welfare issues. It brings together the management practices & decisions across the whole farm in a balanced & considered way. This includes: Organisation & Planning; Soil Management & Fertility; Crop Health & Protection; Pollution control & By-product management; Animal Husbandry; Energy Efficiency & Water Management; Landscape & Nature Conservation; Community Engagement.
Specifically LEAF has looked at understanding what delivers change & focuses its work in the following areas:
Technical knowhow: Through the delivery of IF by developing management tools including the LEAF Sustainability Farming Review, updated annually since 1993 & used by over 1000 farmers each year. A newer development is the LEAF Green Box supporting farmers in monitoring their environmental performance in the field. LEAF also delivers training for farmers, advisors, students & colleges.
Demonstration & Communication: Creating a better understanding, discussion & knowledge through a network of demonstration farms, for farmer:farmer information exchange & farmer: consumer communications. LEAF works with a range of farm types from specialist arable, horticultural & livestock farmers to mixed farms, spread across the UK & representing a wide range of diverse soils, habitats & landscapes. Events on farm & on the LEAF Innovation Centres encourage change & news ideas & solutions, discussions on farm have led to key developments in the industry, such as EIS for pesticides, farm assurance schemes, etc. LEAF runs Open Farm Sunday & this year over 400 farmers took part welcoming over 184,000 members of the public out on to the farms on the one day. LEAF also is running a project which is encouraging a life long love of n

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    Activities

providing case studies and evidence of good performance and beneficial farming practices

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

4

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Environment
  • External Relations

    Membership and affiliation

3,500

National Farmers Union(20000),
CLA(10000),
EISA(15),
AIC(100)

  • BELGIUM
  • UNITED KINGDOM

EISA (European Initiative for the Sustainable development of Agriculture)
ISEAL

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

702,156 €

131,697 €

 €

15,300 €

 €

116,397 €

570,459 €

216,000 €

354,459 €

< 50,000  €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.