Events archive

At LEAF we hold a range of events through­out the year, we will pro­vide links on this page to use­ful, sharable links from each event, such as pre­sen­ta­tions, pho­tographs and press releases.

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LEAF IFM Field Event 2019

Farm busi­ness­es are fac­ing dra­mat­ic shake-ups in future sup­port mech­a­nisms as well as chang­ing pub­lic expec­ta­tions about how land should be used and man­aged. This unpre­dictable and incen­tive dri­ven cli­mate, will require smart busi­ness strate­gies that offer greater resilience, con­sis­ten­cy and cost benefits.

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LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit 2019

The LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit brought togeth­er farm­ers, indus­try experts and pol­i­cy mak­ers to explore some of the press­ing ques­tions around the chal­lenges, ben­e­fits and impacts of LEAF Mar­que cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Explor­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ties it brings to dri­ve long-term pos­i­tive impact beyond cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and health of farm­ing busi­ness­es across the globe.

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LEAF Edu­ca­tion and Pub­lic Engage­ment Con­fer­ence 2018

Engag­ing young peo­ple in food and farm­ing is vital­ly impor­tant; both to the future of the agri­cul­tur­al indus­try as well as for their own health and well­be­ing. LEAF, sup­port­ed by Rotham­st­ed Research has under­tak­en exten­sive pri­ma­ry research to gain greater insight into how today’s young peo­ple view farm­ing and to gauge their lev­el of under­stand­ing and inter­est in where their food comes from. The results of this ground-break­ing piece of research will be shared at the con­fer­ence and debat­ed in work­shops. There will also be a pro­gramme of inspir­ing speak­ers shar­ing ideas and expe­ri­ences of their work in this area with teenagers.

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LEAF IFM Field Event 2018: Boost­ing Busi­ness Suc­cess through Biodiversity

Man­ag­ing and max­imis­ing bio­di­ver­si­ty on-farm is a good thing and key to main­tain­ing farm lev­el nat­ur­al cap­i­tal. But why, where and how does it help the busi­ness, and how can we tar­get efforts to make the most of what it has to offer? The LEAF IFM Field Event shone a spot­light on how farm­ers can opti­mise bio­di­ver­si­ty to bring busi­ness ben­e­fits across the farm.

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LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit 2018

The LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit explored some of the press­ing ques­tions around the role of assur­ance sys­tems in deliv­er­ing mean­ing­ful improve­ments for farm­ers and the environment.

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LEAF Edu­ca­tion and Pub­lic Engage­ment Con­fer­ence 2017

Teenagers have the poten­tial to accel­er­ate and achieve sus­tain­able devel­op­ment in their com­mu­ni­ties and beyond. With their unique sets of skills and per­spec­tives in today’s ever-evolv­ing world, they remain at the front­lines of inno­va­tion and change. LEAF’s sec­ond Edu­ca­tion and Pub­lic Engage­ment Con­fer­ence brings togeth­er a range of speak­ers includ­ing researchers and marke­ing experts through to edu­ca­tion­al­ists, farm­ers and con­ser­va­tion­ists to explore prac­ti­cal and effec­tive solu­tions to bet­ter engage teenagers with farm­ing, food and the nat­ur­al environment.

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LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit 2017

As more and more com­pa­nies from across the food sup­ply chain extend their com­mit­ment to respon­si­ble busi­ness prac­tices, the 2017 LEAF Mar­que Sum­mit asked whether we are doing enough to mar­ket our sus­tain­abil­i­ty achieve­ments and aspi­ra­tions. Explor­ing our effec­tive­ness in build­ing con­sumer aware­ness and trust, and ask­ing how we can work more effec­tive­ly togeth­er to pro­mote our col­lec­tive sus­tain­able commitments.

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LEAF IFM Con­fer­ence 2017

LEAF’s IFM Con­fer­ence 2017 drew on the research and demon­stra­tion activ­i­ties of the LEAF Net­work to assess the cur­rent role tech­nol­o­gy plays in Inte­grat­ed Farm Man­age­ment, and looked ahead to what new tech­nol­o­gy will offer IFM in the future. The pre­ci­sion, accu­ra­cy and mar­gin­al gains offered by many new tech­niques and promised by upcom­ing research, will be crit­i­cal when con­tin­u­al­ly eval­u­at­ing and improv­ing IFM as a whole farm lev­el approach. Researchers from our Inno­va­tion Cen­ters high­light­ed some of the lat­est advances in tech­nol­o­gy and LEAF Demon­stra­tion Farm­ers set out how this tech­nol­o­gy trans­lates at a prac­ti­cal farm­ing level.

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