The fields you pass when driving through the countryside should be rich in soil microbes, worms and nutrients – at least they are if the soil is healthy. We know that farming is part of the problem when it comes to declining biodiversity. But working intelligently with soil can help improve this and increase the crop yield. It can also improve how much carbon the soil absorbs from the atmosphere and the crops’ resistance to extreme weather. That’s why some of our farmers are part of soil health tests, where they dig up soil to check how healthy it is or send it off for analysis.