Rural topic(s): Access to land, Agroecology and agroforestry
Country: United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.soilassociation.org
The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.
It owns an organic certification body and is also involved in the Soil Association Land Trust, established to acquire and maintain farmland sustainably and to connect the public with land stewardship.
The Soil Association, its standards and activities, and the practice of organic farmers are all based on a set of internationally recognised principles: health, ecology, fairness, care.
Scale of intervention : National
Keywords: organic farming, land access, farm succession, collective farmland ownership, improving soil quality, animal welfare, innovation, certification body
Actors: association, farmer
Methods: renting of land, advocacy, investigación acción, participation research