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Transitioning to more sustainable global farming systems at pace and scale

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LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering and promoting more sustainable, regenerative farming. Working with farmers, the food industry, scientists, environmentalists, teachers, young people and consumers, we are delivering productivity and prosperity among our farmers, enriching the environment and engaging young people and society with more sustainable farming and food production. LEAF promotes more regenerative farming through Integrated Farm Management (IFM). It is a whole farm business approach that uses the best of modern technology and traditional methods.

Farming is on the front line of climate change. Increasingly, farmers across the globe are having to respond and adapt to extreme weather events. 

Rising average temperatures, along with changing precipitation patterns, are substantially impacting the production of crops and livestock.

With climate change at the forefront of the agenda, the Leaf Annual Conference is returning on the 1 February, kindly supported by Strutt & Parker, Frontier Agriculture and Oxbury Bank.

Themed around ‘Pathways to Sustainability’ the conference will explore the interventions needed to transition to more sustainable global farming systems, at pace and scale.

Hosted by BBC broadcaster and journalist Tom Heap, the day will be split into three panel sessions which aim to spark discussions and lively debates around the following topics:

  1. The strategic role of data and Integrated Farm Management frameworks as drivers of the global transition to more sustainable farming systems.
  2. Soil carbon – exploring the realities of sequestration as in terms of both farm resilience and income.
  3. Livestock in the context of sustainable farming systems.
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Professor Jaqueline McGlade, former chief scientist to the UN Environment Programme has kindly agreed to give Leaf’s keynote address, with other panellists including some of the UK’s leading sustainable farming practitioners, academic specialists, representatives of civil society organisations and the food retail sector. 

The conference is not just an opportunity for the industry to address the current climate challenges, it will examine cutting-edge research and ideas to deliver positive solutions for a more resilient farming future.

Tickets for the Leaf Annual Conference 2024 have sold out but to catch up with all  the action on the day, follow the live stream on the Leaf Youtube channel @LEAFMarque plus you can access the speaker presentations and a post-conference video on the Leaf website following the event.