Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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Providing a forum for parliamentarians, leading academics, farmers and NGOs to discuss the economic, social and environmental benefits of agroecological approaches to food and farming.

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Recent Documents related to Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming

1. Written Evidence: The Landworkers Alliance (AB18) (PDF)
24/10/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: the bill: National Food Strategy Agroecology Amendment Local Food Amendment s

2. Written Evidence: Landworkers’ Alliance (AB42) (PDF)
25/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: amendments: National Food Strategy Powers Should be Duties - Agroecology Amendment Below

3. Written Evidence: Academics and farmers from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and the Land Workers’ Alliance (AB70) (PDF)
21/11/2018 - Bill Documents

Found: The need for and potentials to support ecological food production in England This submission is based

4. Soil Association - written evidence
17/10/2018 - Inquiry: Agriculture Bill - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: environmental protection goes hand in hand with sustainable, healthy food production and a thriving rural economy

5. Written Evidence: Sustainable Food Trust (AB06)
12/02/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: by the Sustainable Food Trust (AB06) Agriculture Bill Introduction 1. The Sustainable Food Trust

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming

1. Agriculture Bill (Fifth sitting)
25/02/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: framework system for agriculture that does not see food production as a key part of its role. I quite understand - Speech Link
2: see in our agricultural systems towards producing food in a way that is less destructive to the environment - Speech Link
3: forward in planning the next stages of food production, farming and other systems that we want to implement - Speech Link

2. Agriculture Bill
14/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: excellent speeches on nature-friendly farming and agroecology, and I will comment on the amendments in - Speech Link

3. Agriculture Bill
09/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: knowledge and skills relating to the environment, farming, food production, and the impact of climate change - Speech Link
2: knowledge and skills relating to the environment, farming, food production, and the impact of climate change - Speech Link
3: countryside, the value of farming, the value of the environment and the importance of food and their diet, particularly - Speech Link
4: forestry as it is for them to be educated about farming, the environment and climate change, and that is - Speech Link
5: away from me.A direct experience of land, farming and wilderness is hugely important to understanding - Speech Link
6: connection between citizens and food. While most of us understand that local food is a good thing, most of us - Speech Link

4. Agriculture Bill
03/02/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: [Relevant document: Tenth Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee of Session 2017-19, - Speech Link
2: contribution that farmers make to our society by putting food on our plates and conserving the natural landscapes - Speech Link
3: will maintain our high standards of animal welfare, food safety and environmental protection. It is there - Speech Link
4: financial assistance for environmentally friendly farming practices. Providing more space for biodiversity - Speech Link
5: the Bill lacks any legal guarantees to protect our food standards from being undermined. The Conservative - Speech Link
6: importance of ensuring and securing prosperity in the farming community in Northern Ireland, and we will work - Speech Link
7: need to green and be environmentally friendly in farming. Against that backdrop, is she able to indicate - Speech Link

5. Agriculture Bill
15/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Bill, so it is fundamentally about agriculture, farming and farmers. It cannot avoid being about many other - Speech Link
2: wildfire and overrun by Covid, exacerbated by a food production system that maximises profit and productivity - Speech Link
3: town residents, visitors, and those who eat the food that comes from them. That is, as the noble Earl’s - Speech Link
4: prime purpose is to protect and enhance British farming and those who earn their living from it. It is - Speech Link
5: consensus on shaping a greener future for British farming and land management. The sheer volume of amendments - Speech Link
6: The link between citizens as taxpayers and the farming industry is now going to be clearer and more direct - Speech Link
7: importance of enhancing public understanding of farming and nature. As we know, the Bill already spells - Speech Link

6. Agriculture Bill (Third sitting)
13/02/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: question in our last document on ideas for taking farming policy forward and future farm support measures - Speech Link
2: concerned about the potential threat to farmers if food is imported that was produced to lower health and - Speech Link
3: market and in particular any willingness to adapt farming practices abroad in order to access our market - Speech Link
4: the UK Government—the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs—and the Welsh Government on how - Speech Link
5: target for food sales from Wales, which is £7.5 billion. If we get our “sustainable farming and our land”—that - Speech Link

7. Agriculture Bill
13/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: [Relevant documents: Tenth Report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Scrutiny of the Agriculture - Speech Link
2: (b) protection of the environment,(c) food safety, hygiene and traceability, and(d) - Speech Link
3: (b) protection of the environment,(c) food safety, hygiene and traceability, and(d) - Speech Link
4: relating to the importation of agricultural and food products into the UK unless they have first made - Speech Link

8. Modern Farming and the Environment
12/03/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the interdependence of modern farming and the environment.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: important thing as we go into the future is that the food we grow not only will be top quality, but should - Speech Link
3: take my hon. Friend’s point on board.Sustainable food production is underpinned by five key areas - Speech Link

9. Agriculture Bill (Fifth sitting)
30/10/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: allow our environment to flourish, but to give us a food supply and safeguard health. As I said on Second - Speech Link
2: to cement the relationship between environment, food and health. The Minister has a duty to look at issues - Speech Link
3: want to spend zero money on the environment, farming, food and animal welfare,” elected, it would be open - Speech Link
4: Ultimately, reassurance is given to people in the farming industry, and others with an interest in the farmed - Speech Link
5: away from ring-fencing, but I think there is a sustainable argument that one can deploy: that a certain - Speech Link
6: knowledge of the history of why we ended up with a cheap food policy, but that policy had two sides to it. It - Speech Link

10. Agriculture and Fisheries Council
31/01/2017 - Written Statements

1: policy, which aims to have all stocks fished at sustainable levels by 2020 at the latest.The UK secured - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming
1. Agriculture: Sustainable Development
asked by: Andrew Percy
18/05/2020
... and (c) support a healthy rural economy.

2. Sustainable Farming Incentive
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
01/03/2021
... what progress he has made on ensuring that organic farming standards are recognised and included in the Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme.

3. Agriculture: Sustainable Development
asked by: Bill Wiggin
21/10/2019
... what plans his Department has to incentivise farmers to use more sustainable farming methods.

4. Agriculture: Sustainable Development
asked by: Barry Sheerman
28/09/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to prioritise (a) sustainable farming and (b) environmentally responsible policies.

5. Agriculture: Diversification
asked by: Paul Farrelly
13/05/2019
... what steps the Government is taking to support farmers to create a sustainable diversified farming system.

Latest Questions
13 Current APPG Officers
Lord Teverson Portrait
Lord Teverson
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
Robbie Moore Portrait
Robbie Moore
Vice Chair
Conservative - Keighley
Joined: 8th April 2020
Chris Loder Portrait
Chris Loder
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Dorset
Joined: 8th April 2020
3 APPG Memberships
Rail , Rural Services , South Western Railway
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Portrait
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Baroness Young of Old Scone Portrait
Baroness Young of Old Scone
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 31st August 2016
Earl of Caithness Portrait
Earl of Caithness
Officer
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 8th April 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Kerry McCarthy MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4510.

Email: kerry.mccarthy.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Ruth West, Real Farming Trust

Email: agroecology.appg@gmail.com

Group's Website:

http://agroecology-appg.org

Benefits in Kind
Date
24 Jun 2015
Source
World Animal Protection
Description
Inaugural Meeting and Reception
Value
£1,501
Financial Benefits Received
Date
17 Jan 2017
Source
Real Farming Trust
Value
£20,000
Date
12 Dec 2016
Source
Lady Stratford
Value
£5,161
Date
16 Feb 2016
Source
Sustainable Food Trust
Value
£3,600
Date
1 Feb 2016
Source
Real Farming Trust
Value
£5,000
Date
15 Jun 2015
Source
Soil Association
Value
£2,500
Date
12 Jun 2015
Source
Sustainable Food Trust
Value
£3,600
Former APPG Officers
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Countess of Mar Portrait
Countess of Mar
Officer
Crossbench - Retired on 1 May 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington Portrait
Baroness Jenkin of Kennington
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Baroness Boycott Portrait
Baroness Boycott
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
PANS and PANDAS
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Portrait
Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb
Officer
Green Party - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Officer
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 14th March 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Scott of Needham Market Portrait
Baroness Scott of Needham Market
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 14th March 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Countess of Mar Portrait
Countess of Mar
Officer
Crossbench - Retired on 1 May 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships