Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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)
25/02/2020 - Bill Documents

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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. 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

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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Agroecology for Sustainable Food and Farming
1. 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.

2. Sustainable Farming Incentive
asked by: Baroness Rock
26/04/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government why questions about land occupation were not asked of farmers submitting an expression of interest to take part in the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme; and whether they will now consider asking those farmers to provide information about their land occupation status.

3. Food: Sustainable Development
asked by: Neil Parish
10/03/2021
... and (b) increase the alignment of financial flows with net-zero and the Paris Agreement objectives.

4. Food: Sustainable Development
asked by: Stephen Twigg
27/06/2019
... what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the international alliance on Sustainable Development Goal 2 proposed by Germany at the World Bank Spring Meeting.

5. Dairy Farming
asked by: Lord Jones
17/03/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate of the size of the UK dairy herd.

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
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
2 APPG Memberships
Game and Wildlife Conservation , Nature
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
None Portrait
Zac Goldsmith
Vice Chair
Joined: 5th November 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
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