"The UK is 30-40 years from the fundamental eradication of soil fertility" - Michael Gove MP
“Soil is currently being destroyed TEN TIMES faster than it’s being created.”
- Saving the Earth, A Sustainable Future for Soils and Water
WE MUST ACT NOW!
Our main objective is to be the catalyst that enables UK Agriculture to fulfil its potential, creating the Carbon Sequestration required to meet our nationwide 2050 objective of carbon neutrality.
This CANNOT be achieved without capturing the carbon offsets available from agriculture and landowners. In addition to the current emphasis of the “polluter pays”, we are promoting a new more positive model of the “sequesterer receives”.
Springfield Agri have developed a strategy to enable UK farmers and landowners to access up to £3 Billion per annum revenue utilising our platform launching in 2021. Our unique approach to “Saving Our Soil” is innovative, progressive and addresses the key issues of our time.
Rebuilding organic soil matter and restoring biodiversity
Regenerative agriculture involves farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, can begin to reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity. This results in increased soil quality, biodiversity, water retention and carbon sequestration. Our solutions will be farmer friendly, intended to save farmers bureaucracy, time, money and introduce new income streams.
Topsoil functions as a balancing sponge that absorbs rainwater
In a healthy biotope, the topsoil layer functions as a balancing sponge that absorbs the rainwater into the earth. Erosion has progressed so rapidly and extensively that we could rightly call it a global disaster. The natural topsoil layer has disappeared from a large percentage of the planet's surface, which is why the earth has lost the ability to absorb rainwater, resulting in flooding. By increasing the use of Regenerative Agriculture practices, more water is retained in the soil, bringing huge benefits, not only for the farmer and the environment, but for the public and industry too.
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“The Nation that Destroys its Soil destroys itself” - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937
Here are just some of the statistics:
• 1% increase in carbon in soil will lead to the retention of an additional 22,000 gallons of water per acre.
• The contribution of damaged soils to flooding events is estimated at £233 million per annum.
• 3 million tons of top soil are lost in the UK every year because of intensive agriculture.
• Organic matter in our soils is approximately 10% of what it should be.
• Loss of soil carbon costs the UK £3.21 billion annually.
40 years maximum before we will see the fundamental eradication of soil fertility
Only 60 harvest left in the UK soils without action