Understanding the Requirements of LEAF Marque Version 16.1



8 hours


Virtual Learning


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Program Description

LEAF’s mission is to inspire and facilitate more circular agricultural and food systems approaches through integrative, regenerative and dynamic nature-based solutions that generate productivity and prosperity among producers, enrich the environment and positively engage young people and society as a whole. In the context of IFM, the LEAF Marque system aims to generate positive actions for climate, nature, economy and society by transforming agricultural activity and food on an increasingly global level. The LEAF Marque certification covers the entire agricultural sector, including centrally managed fields and facilities. LEAF Marque certification applies to farm-wide products and is NOT limited to specific activities or crops within the sector.

What this course covers

  • Introduction
  • Checkpoints:
  • Organization and planning,
  • Fertility and soil management
  • Crop health and protection,
  • Contamination control and by-product management
  • animal husbandry,
  • Energy Efficiency,
  • Water management,
  • Landscape and nature conservation
  • Social commitment
  • Summary of changes introduced in version 16.1

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

This course is intended for professionals, producers, technical advisors interested in working under the guidelines of the LEAF certification, and those who are already doing so and want to know the changes contemplated in version 16.1.

Course Objective

At the end of the program, learners will be able to: 

  • Interpret the LEAF requirements for crop production and distinguish the gap between the requirements of the Standard and what is implemented in the operation to identify improvement actions. 
  • Distinguish the gap between the requirements of the Standard and what is implemented in the operation to identify improvement actions


Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 


Special Requirements

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact your regional office one week prior to your class.