Sustain member the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) calls for a radical rethinking of farming practices to regenerate the soil.
Soils must be better protected to secure our domestic supply of food argues a new paper from the CPRE: Back to the Land. The paper sets out practical changes that must be made with innovative farming practices, such as agroforestry and mob grazing to restore healthy soils whilst maintaining farm productivity.
In the paper the CPRE call on the government to:
The paper also considers why soils continue to be degraded and lost, including an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of recent policy. The report analyses why soils must be better protected in the future to reduce the risks of climate change, improve water quality and restore the health of the natural world.