Innovation for Agriculture: Soil & Water Programme
The intensification of agriculture over the past 60 years has severely degraded the UK’s soils. According to a recent government report, some of the most productive agricultural land in the country is at risk of becoming unprofitable within a generation as a result of soil erosion and loss of organic carbon. Poor soil health moreover increases the risk of flooding and threatens to undermine the UK’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
Innovation for Agriculture’s Soil & Water programme is working with leading growers, industry experts, and top level research centres to gather information on innovations and techniques to improve soil health and water management. By disseminating this knowledge within the farming community, IfA aims to bring about a lasting improvement in the management of the UK’s soil & water.