The UK public showed support for British farming en masse last weekend with over a quarter of a million people visiting farms. Initial estimates from organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) indicate that over 250k people spent the day at one of the 358 farms across the counbtry that hosted an event. Read more …
The results of independent research into the added value of LEAF Marque certification were released today. The study, commissioned by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and carried out by CCRI (The Countryside and Community Research Institute), reveals that LEAF Marque certification can offer significant financial, environmental and social benefits for farm businesses both in the UK and overseas. Read more …
Brussels, 13 July 2017
Jacob Hansen (Director General of Fertilizers Europe) stated after the vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament on 13 July 2017 the following: “I congratulate the Rapporteur Mrs. Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (EPP, Hungary) for the strong backing of the Internal Market Committee (30 votes in favor, 3 against and 4 abstentions) on her report for a new Regulation for CE-marked fertilizing products. This report introduces major improvements … Read more
Brussels, 30 May 2017
One step forward, two steps back
The Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, under the lead of its Rapporteur Mr. Jan Huitema (ALDE, the Netherlands), today acknowledged the need for the New Fertilizer Regulation to maintain Fertilizers as quality products. Fertilizers Europe very much welcomes the modifications adopted by a vast majority of the Agriculture Committee, like for instance the introduction of a clear definition for mineral fertilizers or the creation of requirements ensuring effective functioning and quality … Read more
A proposed merger between two of the UK’s leading farming and food educational organisations, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and FACE (Farming & Countryside Education), has been announced. The vision for the proposed merger is to increase the impact and capability of the two charities’ work in improving education and understanding of farming, food and the environment. Read more …
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has named Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex as its new Honorary President.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced its strategic direction for the next five years, revealing plans to build on its accomplishments and strengthen its core objectives.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)’s Open Farm Sunday will take place on the 11th June 2017. Hundreds of farms across the UK will throw open their gates to welcome the public and showcase the fascinating world of farming.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)’s fifth Global Impacts Report shows substantial progress in its mission to inspire and enable sustainable farming.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced substantial progress in its mission to inspire and enable sustainable farming. Launching its fifth Global Impacts Report at today’s LEAF Marque Summit, it revealed that it is continuing to consolidate its strong position in the cereals and horticulture sectors and that progress is also being seen in the livestock sector.
The total number of LEAF Marque businesses in all sectors across the globe now totals 1,013 covering 367,395 hectares. Read full press release here….
Growing Awareness for Integrated Farm Management (IFM)
EISA Annual Report 2016 gives overview of activities on the European and national levels / Raising awareness for solutions which IFM brings in relation to competitive food production and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a key objective / Farmers of the EISA Farm Network as ambassadors for sustainable agriculture in Europe