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.
SSA Update: 07 January
We hosted an online session at the Oxford Real Farming Conference with the Soil Association and WWF on 'Getting Soils In SHAPE - Putting Soils At The Heart Of UK Farming Policy’. Watch or rewatch using the link below.
We published a new report Soil in the UK Supply Chain: How the food and drink industry can support the transition to sustainable, regenerative agriculture and Net Zeroahead of World Soil Day on Sunday. The report examines the soil health initiatives pursued by major food and drink businesses in the UK and sets out 5 recommendations.
We hosted a second UK Farm Soil Carbon Code Stakeholder Workshop on 16 November which provided an opportunity to find out more about the progress on the Code’s creation, discuss some of the scientific and practical issues at stake and give feedback. A recording of the workshop is now available.
The UK government released its third Climate Change Risk Assessment, which estimates that by 2050 even under 2℃ of global warming climate change could cause over £1 billion of damage to the UK economy. Costs include the risk posed by climate change to UK soil health, particularly from increasing flooding and droughts. Th...
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.
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