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We maintain a library of the latest UK & international research and policy background material for academics, students, politicians and anyone interested in learning more about the science and policy of soil health.

It’s time to stop treating soil like dirt

Soil is pretty remarkable stuff. It provides us with 95% of our food, helps regulate the earth's atmosphere, and It's a bigger carbon sink than all the world's forests combined. In fact, it enables all life on this planet to exist. So why do we treat it like dirt?

With contributions from the SSA (including footage from our parliamentary launch event), and partners the Soil Association, Groundswell, CPRE, Sheffield and Durham Universities.

The Guardian, 11 July 2019

The Intractable Challenge: Land Insecurity & Poverty in Africa

Durham University is leading on a new multidisciplinary project addressing the link between land insecurity and poverty in Africa. Durham University will work in partnership with organisations across Africa (e.g. NEPAD, University of Zimbabwe, University of Khartoum, Sudan, CARE International, University of Science & Technology, Ghana, Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and in the UK (e.g. N8 Agrifood), to understand the challenges related to land insecurity, and find sustainable solutions

One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, discusses his evolution from industrial to regenerative farmer.

Soil Carbon Cowboys

Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis are  ranchers that share how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable.

It Starts with the Soil

Ray Archuletta speaks and performs soil demonstrations on stage at the Grass Fed Exchange event in 2016.

The Roots of Your Profits

Dr. Elaine Ingham, Soil Microbiologist and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. presents at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2015.

The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate presents a talk by Walter Jehne: Climate Scientist, Soil Microbiologist and Director of Healthy Soils Australia.

‘A Nation That Destroys Its Soil Destroys Itself’

Introducing the Regeneration of Brownfield Land Using Sustainable Technologies project. ROBUST is a research project based at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University.

A list of documentaries and agroecology video resources from the Royal Geographic Society Food Geographies Working Group is available here.