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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: 26/05/2015 09:48:58
The date of the last annual update was: 26/05/2015 09:48:58
Next update due latest on: 26/05/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Linking Environment And Farming


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

(+44) 2476413911

    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


    Specific activities covered by the Register

All Agriculture policy and strategy related policies and legislation







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

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

25%: 12



    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


National Farmers Union(20000),


EISA (European Initiative for the Sustainable development of Agriculture)

    Financial data

04/2013  -  03/2014

< 9,999 €

702,156 €

131,697 €


15,300 €

Eu Projects

116,397 €

570,459 €

216,000 €

354,459 €

    Code of conduct

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