Simply Sustainable Series

Measuring progress and delivering change is at the heart of LEAF’s work through the adoption of Integrated Farm Management and this series of booklets will help you do just that.

Downloadable guides from the Simply Sustainable Series

Keep reading for more information on each of these guides. Below you can find useful videos and case studies to bring the guides to life.


Simply Sustainable Water

This booklet has been produced to help you develop an effective on-farm management strategy for efficient water use and to improve the farm’s contribution to protecting water in the environment. It allows you to get the best from this valuable resource, to improve awareness of the importance of water and track changes in water use and quality over time.


In the video above, Jake Freestone, Farm Manager at Overbury Farms, talks us through the 'six simple steps for managing water quality and use on your land' outlined in 'Simply Sustainable Water'.

This booklet has been developed by LEAF in close association with ASDA and Molson Coors Brewing Company.

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LEAF Marque certified businesses measured the water efficiency of irrigated crops

Simply Sustainable Soils

Simply Sustainable Soils is a booklet designed to help ensure you are getting the best out of your soil, to create an awareness of the importance of soil quality and allow you to track changes in soil quality over time. It is based on six simple steps to help improve the performance, health and long term sustainability of your land and has been developed by LEAF in close association with ASDA.

You can now see Simply Sustainable Soils in action on farms across the UK. Take a look at our preview case studies below providing top soil tips from a range of farm, soil and enterprise types. The full set of case studies is available to LEAF members in myLEAF.

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LEAF Marque certified businesses where nitrogen efficiency per tonne product is measured

Simply Sustainable Biodiversity

Simply Sustainable Biodiversity is a booklet to help farmers monitor, manage and enhance biodiversity through the adoption of Integrated Farm Management (IFM).  Based on Six Simple Steps, it outlines practical ways for farmers to manage their land for food production as well as for wildlife. 

Simply Sustainable Biodiversity has been developed by LEAF in close association with ASDA.