The 25 Year Environmental Plan and Soils:
Grounds for Optimism or Barren Landscape?

An opportunity to debate government soils policy as outlined in the recent 25-Year Environment Plan

Sponsored by Rebecca Pow MP, PPS to DEFRA
At Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR
13 March 2018 from 12 - 2pm

By invitation only

The event will question whether the Plan provides the framework of actions and targets needed to meet the objective of sustainably managed soils by 2030, specifically in the context of the Sustainable Soils Alliance’s eight-point Call to Action.  It will identify the soil policy areas that need particular focus and attention in the months and years ahead.

The event will also hear the outcomes of our first work-stream looking at the options and opportunities for on-farm monitoring of soil health developed in collaboration with CEH, the Soil Security Programme and the AHDB Soil Biology and Soil Health Research Partnership. The Partnership will bring together academics and practitioners, who are actively engaged in measurement of soil health, at a workshop to discuss options and issues for soil health monitoring drawing from their understanding of the best science and current initiatives in practice. The output of the workshop will be a position paper that presents both underlying principles and detailed proposals for practice.

Speakers will be announced shortly.