Work­ing in partnership

LEAF works in part­ner­ship with a num­ber of like-mind­ed organ­i­sa­tions sup­port­ing the devel­op­ment, demon­stra­tion and uptake of more sus­tain­able farming.

AgriCaptureCO2

AgricaptureCO2 is look­ing at the poten­tial of soil as a car­bon sink, whilst pro­mot­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of regen­er­a­tive agri­cul­tur­al prac­tices. It aims to devel­op an inno­v­a­tive, robust, and scal­able solu­tion to mea­sure car­bon in soil.

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Nature-based Solu­tions to Cli­mate Change

Sup­port­ed by The Lin­der Foun­da­tion, LEAF’s Nature-based Solu­tions to Cli­mate Change’ project is assist­ing with the work of 10 farm­ers who are using nature to mit­i­gate cli­mate change and build resilience on their farms. 

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Vitacress Farm Excellence

Vitacress Farm Excel­lence with LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is an out­­­comes-based approach to mea­sur­ing envi­ron­men­tal improve­ments through eco­log­i­cal appraisals and sur­veys, indi­vid­u­al­ly tai­lored con­ser­va­tion man­age­ment plans and bespoke LEAF Sus­tain­able Farm­ing Review Report­ing with KPIs and action plans for con­tin­u­ous improvement.

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Resilient And Ready

LEAF have teamed up with glob­al crop pro­tec­tion and seed com­pa­ny Corte­va Agri­science in the search to devel­op new LEAF demon­stra­tion farm­ers as emerg­ing lead­ers in sus­tain­able farming.

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Jor­dans Farm Partnership

The Jor­dans Farm Part­ner­ship is an inno­v­a­tive part­ner­ship between LEAF, The Wildlife Trusts, Jor­dans and The Prince’s Coun­try­side Fund to pro­mote sus­tain­able farm­ing prac­tice and address rur­al devel­op­ment issues.

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SEAMS (Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Edu­ca­tion and Agri­cul­ture using Mixtures)

SEAMS (Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Edu­ca­tion and Agri­cul­ture using Mix­tures) is a four year project fund­ed by the Esmée Fair­bairn Foun­da­tion, and coor­di­nat­ed by the James Hut­ton Insti­tute. The project aims to devel­op, pro­mote and imple­ment crop species mix­tures as a sus­tain­able crop pro­duc­tion sys­tem for Scot­land and a resource for knowl­edge exchange on food pro­duc­tion, agri­cul­tur­al ecol­o­gy and envi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty to a wider audi­ence includ­ing school groups.

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ENVI­SION

Mon­i­tor­ing of Envi­ron­men­tal Prac­tices for Sus­tain­able Agri­cul­ture Sup­port­ed by Earth Obser­va­tion will be con­duct­ing research on the mon­i­tor­ing of envi­ron­men­tal prac­tis­es. The three year project aims to car­ry out con­tin­u­ous and sys­tem­at­ic mon­i­tor­ing of sus­tain­able agri­cul­tur­al prac­tices on a ter­ri­to­ry wide and all year-round basis. A tool­box of ser­vices will be devel­oped, enabling mon­i­tor­ing organ­i­sa­tions to adapt to require­ments stem­ming from EU pol­i­cy reform.

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Access to Farms

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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Agricology

Agricology is a ‘one-stop shop’ for practical, independent information about sustainable agriculture for UK farmers and growers. It picks the best available resources featuring information about a range of farming approaches including, Integrated Farming Management, organic farming, permaculture and conservation agriculture.

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Campaign for the Farmed Environment

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment helps farming businesses, by signposting to best practice in soil management, crop nutrition and pesticide use. CFE helps farmers support the natural environment, whilst farming productively.

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Certification Bodies

LEAF Marque has built a strong relationship with 17 Certification Bodies that have a combined global coverage representing all the growing regions.

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Countryside Classroom

Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment.

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DiverIMPACTS

DiverIMPACTS (Diversification through Rotation, Intercropping, Multiple Cropping, Promoted with Actors and value-Chains towards Sustainability) is look at the full potential of crop diversification through rotation, intercropping and multiple cropping. It will aim to demonstrate clear technical, economic and environmental benefit for farmers, supply chains and society.

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DIVERSify

DIVERSify (Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability) aims to construct new approaches and tools to investigate the mechanisms underpinning the benefits associated with cropping, crop traits and the ergonomic practices that promote these, focusing on arable and grassland systems.

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Innovative Farmers

Innovative Farmers is a not for profit initiative giving farmers research support and funding and focuses on finding sustainable solutions to farmers’ practical problems through trialling, testing and hands-on research.

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ISEAL Alliance

ISEAL is the global leader in defining and communicating what good practice looks like for sustainability standards. Through this work, ISEAL helps drive standards towards delivering more positive impact. At the heart of this is ISEAL’s set of core principles that define credibility in standards.

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SolACE

SolACE (SOLutions for improving Agroecosystem and Crop Efficiency for water and nutrient use) is looking at ways to improve agroecosystem and crop efficiency for water and nutrient use. A number of LEAF potato growers will share their expertise to project partners, other farmers and scientists. We will also be leading on the dissemination and communication aspects of the project, including developing factsheets, short videos and policy briefs. SolACE runs for five years.

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