Options for poor quality soil include the following:
Hemp thrives in adverse soil conditions. Read more about the growing requirements of hemp by clicking on the above link.
Some varieties of trees can be grown on poor quality soils.
The GLAS scheme currently pays farmers for Ecosystems Services. However, Nature Rising proposes that farmers should keep their current CAP payments having divested from animal farming, in return for Ecosystems Services.
Wind and Solar farms are also options for poor quality land and soil.