LEAF WORKS IN THREE CORE AREAS
- Facilitating knowledge generation and exchange amongst farmers and researchers through our network of LEAF demonstration Farms and Innovation Centres; farm business management tools and events.
- Developing Market Opportunities through the LEAF Marque Standard.
- Engaging the public in sustainable food and farming through Open Farm Sunday, Open Farm School Days, resources and training.
LEAF'S VISION, MISSION & MARQUE
LEAF’s Vision: A world that is farming, eating and living sustainably.
LEAF’s Mission: To inspire and enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.
The LEAF Marque: This standard is an environmental assurance system recognising sustainably farmed products. When you see The LEAF Marque Standard logo, you can be sure it comes from a farm practising sustainable agriculture. It has been developed in consultation with scientists, the farming industry and conservation groups. It reflects the most up to date understanding of internationally accepted sustainable farm management science and management based around Integrated Farm Management. (IFM).
INTEGRATED FARM MANAGEMENT (IFM)
This is a whole farm business approach that delivers more sustainable farming. It uses the best of modern technology and traditional methods to deliver prosperous farming that enriches the environment and engages local communities. LEAF’s IFM is made up of nine core principles which together, address the entire farming business – including soil and water management, energy efficiency, crop health and protection and landscape and nature conservation.
At Charrington’s we have always been dedicated to growing the best quality apples (first and foremost we’re a supplier of Class 1 eating apples to the supermarkets), while at the same time protecting and carefully managing our farm environment.VISIT LEAF