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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.

LEAF is a leading organisation developing and promoting more sustainable farming.

Through our management tools, resources, and training, we aim to provide farmers with the skills, know-how and confidence to build the resilience and sustainability of their businesses.

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Over the past five years, we have been working together with the Catchment Sensitive Farming Partnership (CSF), a programme run by Natural England, in partnership with the Environment Agency and Defra, on several farm video case studies.

Each looks at different areas of sustainable farming practice and aims to assist farmers and their advisers in improving approaches in a cost effective and practical way.

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Two further videos have recently been developed looking at:

LEAF Demonstration Farmer, Rob Kynaston, explains his use of regenerative farming practices on the Welsh border, including a look at the farm business, cropping, livestock, soil health, and nutrient management.

Ceri Meehan of Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) highlights the benefits of regenerative farming to water quality, biodiversity and nutrient cycling.

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Chris Ruffley and Paul Lewis of Harper Adams University talk about slurry separation and techniques for better nutrient management on the University Farm in Shropshire.

More effective slurry management (including storage, separation and spreading) allows for more targeted and improved application of nutrients, as well as improving water and air quality.

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