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LEAF Demonstration Farm receives Royal visit

LEAF Demonstration Farm receives Royal visit

On Wednesday 5th July, HRH The Countess of Wessex, visited Overbury Enterprises, a LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Demonstration Farm, near Tewkesbury in Worcestershire/Gloucestershire. The Countess, who became LEAF’s Honorary President last year, toured the farm and estate. Her Royal Highness met LEAF trustees, LEAF Demonstration Farmers and staff, as well as representatives from Overbury […]

LEAF’s Global Impacts report reveals sustainable farming progress

LEAF’s Global Impacts report reveals sustainable farming progress

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced substantial progress in its mission to inspire and enable sustainable farming. Launching its fifth Global Impacts Report at today’s LEAF Marque Summit, it revealed that it is continuing to consolidate its strong position in the cereals and horticulture sectors and that progress is also being seen in the […]

LEAF calls on farmers to ‘Share Your Story’

LEAF calls on farmers to ‘Share Your Story’

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced an exciting new campaign to inspire and encourage more farmers to open their gates for next year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 5th June 2016. ‘Share Your Story’ will call on all farmers to get involved to share their story – from how crops are grown, animals cared […]

LEAF Marque – sustainable fruit and vegetables

LEAF Marque – sustainable fruit and vegetables

LEAF’s principles of Integrated Farm Management LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced that its global assurance system, LEAF Marque, has been accepted as one of the Sustainability Initiative Fruits and Vegetables (SIFAV)’s approved environmental standards. SIFAV aims to make imports of fruits and vegetables from Africa, Asia and South America 100% sustainable by 2020. […]

Two leading horticulture businesses recognised by LEAF for high environmental standards

Two leading horticulture businesses recognised by LEAF for high environmental standards

Two leading horticulture companies, Tangmere Airfield Nurseries Ltd and Eric Wall Ltd, both based in Chichester, have been launched as LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Demonstration Farms in recognition of their commitment to sustainable farming. They are LEAF’s first glasshouse businesses to become LEAF Demonstration Farms and join a group of 40 other farms in […]

LEAF conference calls for greater diversity for more resilient farming

LEAF conference calls for greater diversity for more resilient farming

Greater diversity in crops, livestock, biodiversity, our markets and diets was the key message and subject of debate at the annual LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) President’s Event on Tuesday 11th November. Dr Gordon Jamieson – Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Director, John Innes Centre, focused on the increasing global dependence on wheat, and the challenges […]

Stockcroft Pigs joins LEAF to benefit from environmental expertise

Stockcroft Pigs joins LEAF to benefit from environmental expertise

Pork producer Stockcroft Pigs has joined sustainable farming organisation LEAF – Linking Environment And Farming – as a corporate member. Stockcroft Pigs is looking to implement LEAF’s Integrated Farm Management (IFM) sustainable farming principles across its 50 contracted farms based in the South, West of England and Wales. IFM is a whole farm business approach […]

LEAF urges farmers to consider opportunities presented by wet weather

LEAF urges farmers to consider opportunities presented by wet weather

Following recent severe wet weather, which has left hundreds of acres of farmland covered by floodwater, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is urging farmers to take a longer term view and consider some practical steps they can be taking now, to ensure more sustainable water management going forward. The sustainable farming organisation says that whilst […]

LEAF conference highlights the economic benefits of sustainable farming

LEAF conference highlights the economic benefits of sustainable farming

Speakers at LEAF’s annual President’s Event on 5th November entitled “Sustainable Agriculture: Show me the money”, highlighted the multiple ways in which farmers can maximise the three pillars of sustainability – economic performance , environmental quality and social health – to drive their businesses forward. Key note speaker Gregor Henderson, Public Health England challenged farmers […]

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