Integrated Farm Management (IFM) is a whole farm business approach that uses the best of modern technology and traditional methods.

Integrated Farm Management

Integrated Farm Management (IFM) is a site-specific farm business approach that uses the best of modern technology and traditional methods. Attention to detail is key; appropriate and efficient use of inputs, smarter approaches to business planning and the adoption of innovations and new technologies, all contribute to increasing productivity whilst protecting valuable resources.

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LEAF Network

The LEAF Network consists of LEAF Demonstration Farms, working farms committed to delivering and promoting sustainable farming practices and LEAF Innovation Centres - research establishments pioneering new approaches to push forward the boundaries of Integrated Farm Management (IFM) through research and development.

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LEAF Demonstration Farms

LEAF Demonstration Farms are working, commercial farms practising Integrated Farm Management (IFM). LEAF Demonstration Farmers communicate, discuss and demonstrate IFM best practice amongst other farmers and also play a critical role in promoting sustainable farming to wider groups such as politicians, industry and students.

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LEAF Innovation Centres

LEAF Innovation Centres are research organisations whose work supports the research, evidence, development and promotion of Integrated Farm Management.

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LEAF Marque

LEAF Marque is an environmental assurance system recognising sustainably farmed products.

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LEAF Sustainable Farming Review

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.

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Resources

Here you can find many useful documents and articles about LEAF and IFM. If you are a member you can find more guidance in the LEAF Sustainable Farming Review and Information Centre by logging into MyLEAF.

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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.

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