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: 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.

  • SSA Update: 16 December

    Our Winter Newsletter is out! Including a timeline of our main acheivements in 2021 and a quarterly update of our projects, policy work and engagement.

  • SSA Update: 03 December

    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 Zero ahead 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.

  • SSA Update: 24 November

    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 Week in Soil: 21 January

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...

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

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The SSA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We decided not to set up a charity because that would limit some activities such as campaigning on government policies. With a not-for-profit company the directors don’t benefit from profits and money raised is spent on company aims.