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: 1 February

    SSA's publish a press release in response to the release of the Environmental Improvement Plan, highlighting the hugely disappointing shelving of a standalone Soil Health Action Plan for England. Our concerns about the downgrading of soil's place in environmental policy was covered in Farmer's Weekly…

  • SSA Update: 5 December

    On world soils day we published clips form our discussion with Sadguru (founder of the global Save Soil movement) How to Galvanise a Global Soil Movement. Also on the panel (Hosted by Ellen Fay, Sustainable Soils Alliance) was Vicki Hird (author and Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain), Tim Smit (Co-Founder of the Eden Project), and George Monbiot (author and journalist at the Guardian).

  • SSA Update: 11 November

    The UK Farm Soil Carbon Code Consortium has published its report: Recommendations on minimum requirements for high-integrity soil carbon markets in the UK. The report aims to help shape the development of agreed standards and rules for investment in soil carbon in the UK.

The Week in Soil: 03 February

Defra has downgraded its soil target within its new Environmental Improvement Plan. The EIP has reduced the 25 Year Environment Plan target, from 100% to 60% of UK soils being under sustainable management by 2030. This sustainable management will mainly be brought about through the Environmental Land Management Scheme Th...

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.

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

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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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