Championing the urgent restoration of Britain's deteriorating soil to prevent flooding, mitigate the effects of climate change and promote national food security


A partnership of farming organisations, businesses, NGOs, applied science and academia working together to restore our soils to health within one generation.




Latest News

SSA Updates: 14 July

A consortium of farmers, academics, technology businesses and NGOs led by the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South-West (FWAG), of which the SSA is part, has been awarded a grant under the Environment Agency’s Investment Readiness Fund to develop and pilot a UK Farm Soil Carbon Code.

The Week in Soil: 30 July

The recent Welsh regulations aimed at tackling diffuse agricultural pollution in rivers will be challenged in the High Court by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Cymru. Whilst Ministers believe the regulations, which control how slurry and fertilisers are used, are needed to tackle pollution incidents, NFU Cymru has won t...

Our Work


Soils policy is about more than just government activity.  Indeed, we campaign for action and policy change by a wide range of players: farming, urban and woodland; corporate and agency; national, regional and local; voluntary and regulatory.

Stakeholder Events

Stakeholder events have been a cornerstone of our campaigning activities since our launch in 2017.

Consultation & Policy Responses

We respond to calls for evidence to ensure that soil health is at the heart of this decision-making with views representative of our Science Panel, Strategic Advisory Board and broader membership

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Visit our collection of online resources on soil health, science and policy.

Soil Policy

Policy Focused Research

Soil Guidance

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The SSA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We decided not to set up a charity because that would limit some activities such as campaigning on government policies. With a not-for-profit company the directors don’t benefit from profits and money raised is spent on company aims.