The SSA addressed some of the key points on this recent call for evidence around the structure and operation of the food supply chain; market power and regulation; and food prices, security and fairness.
The SSA submitted evidence to Parliament's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) Call for Evidence - welcoming the early emphasis on soil and highlighting areas of concern.
The SSA with the UK Farm Soil Carbon Code Consortium submitted a response to the UK Government's call for evidence on a Green Finance Strategy, highlighting the need for a set of minimum standards in the soil carbon market and an open-access soil carbon code for new entrants into the market.
The SSA submitted a response to Defra's Nature Recovery Green Paper, highlighting the ways in which soil health is crucial to protected sites and species and the current policy and research gaps that need addressing.
The SSA submitted a response to the UK Climate Change Commission's Call for Evidence on carbon offsets, highlighting the role of soil carbon on behalf of the UK Farm Soil Carbon Consortium.
The SSA responded to DAERA's consultation on future agricultural policy proposals for Northern Ireland, including the participation in soil testing as a condition for the Resilience Payment.
The SSA responded to DAERA's consultation on a draft Northern Ireland Food Strategy Framework, highlighting the importance of soil health in the framework's priorities.
The SSA submitted a response to the House of Lords' Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on Nature-based solutions for climate change, on behalf of the UK Farm Soil Carbon Consortium.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Greenhouse gas removals: call for evidence
The SSA responded to the call for evidence which seeks to strengthen the government’s understanding of the role of nature based solutions, including soils, in greenhouse gas removals (GGRs).
The SSA responded to the EFRA Committee Inquiry on Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition.
The SSA responded to the Sustainable Farming and Our Land Welsh Farming consultation aimed at supporting Welsh farmers after Brexit.
Soil health and tenancy reform
The SSA responded to Defra’s Agricultural Tenancy consultation.
The SSA submitted the Science Panel’s rationale for ‘healthy soils’ as a headline indicator to the government’s consultation on the 25 Year Environment Plan.
The SSA responded to the government’s Health & Harmony consultation on The future of food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit.