The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review is a members only self-assessment on-line management tool to help farmers farm more sustainably. It enables them to monitor their performance, identify strengths and weaknesses and set targets for improvement across the whole farm.Already a member? Take me straight there
The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review covers the 9 sections of Integrated Farm Management (IFM):
• Organisation and Planning
• Soil Management and Fertility
• Crop Health and Protection
• Pollution Control and By-Product Management
• Animal Husbandry
• Energy Efficiency
• Water Management
• Landscape and Nature Conservation
• Community Engagement
The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review helps farmers to record, evaluate and improve farming practices by allowing them to ‘step back’ from everyday farming practices, take an objective look at what they are doing and the reasons why. It will help to:
• Support your implementation of Integrated Farm Management
• Demonstrate performance annually and over time
• Benchmark performance against other users
• Keep ahead of legislative requirements
• Demonstrate commitment to sustainable farming
• Support continuous improvement
Questions within each of the nine sections reflect a particular IFM principle and together cover economic performance, environmental quality and social health. Management reports are also provided to allow farmers to document, evaluate and map out improvements over time as well as highlight areas to focus on in the future.
The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review replaces the LEAF Audit and has been developed in close consultation with farmers. It offers a very practical, easy to use management tool to help farmers make more informed decisions that will drive their business forward – economically, environmentally and socially.
The LEAF Sustainable Farming Review is available to LEAF members through MyLEAF.