The University of Sydney and the Australian Farm Institute are undertaking research to deliver a process to measure human connectivity to soil. Although this is a key indicator of soil security, there is currently no way to measure this.
‘Human connectivity’ refers to producers’ relationship with their soil and the farming practices they implement.
Primary producers can assist with this project by completing a short self-assessment tool which will not only provide anonymised data that will underpin the research, but also help identify their own strengths and opportunities for soil management skills development.
The assessment should take less than 15 minutes. On completion, producers will receive a personalised report highlighting:
their connection to the soils they manage, and
opportunities to improve management of six key threats that impact soil security.
Please share this link and information through your networks so your members and stakeholders can receive a personalised soil connectivity report while helping us with our ground-breaking research on measuring the human influence on soil security.
To assist with the project complete the survey at
NB: The evaluation is entirely confidential and providing farm location data is not mandatory.