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 Update: 27 September

    The UK Farm Soil Carbon Code Consortium has published its draft Report and recommendations on minimum requirements for high-integrity soil carbon markets in the UK. A public stakeholder workshop to discuss the report took place on 27th September.

  • SSA Update: 01 September

    Our Summer Newsletter is out! Highlighting the various projects and events we've been working on this quarter of the year. You can sign up to our news and update at the bottom of this page!

  • SSA Update: 21 August

    We submitted evidence to Parliament's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) Call for Evidence. 

  • SSA Update: 23 June

    The SSA with the UK Farm Soil Carbon Code Consortium submitted a response to the UK Government's call for evidence on a Green Finance Strategy. Read our response below.

  • SSA Update: 24 May

    The SSA hosted a workshop on Soils in the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) in partnership with Defra. Read the workshop report below.

  • SSA Update: 13 May

    We responded to Defra's Nature Recovery Green Paper highlighting the ways in which soil health is crucial to protected sites and species and the current policy and research gaps that need addressing.

The Week in Soil: 25 November

The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has asked the Defra Secretary of State, Theresa Coffey, to immediately publish long-term targets on the environment and action plans for key resources. This includes the call for the release of a National Action Plan on Pesticides, which would affect how agricultur...

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

Soil Library

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

Soil Policy

Policy Focused Research

Soil Guidance

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