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All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party, interest groups of MPs and Peers interested in a particular issue. APPGs do not have any power buy college level papers to make laws and are not funded by Parliament. For more information about APPGs, please visit the Parliament website.

The APPG on Agroecology for sustainable food and farming was formed to provide a parliamentary focus for the contribution of agroecology to food security in the UK and worldwide.

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge Science and Technology (IAASTD) describes agroecology

“… the foundation of sustainable agriculture, [it] is the science and practice of applying ecological concepts and principles to the study, design and management of sustainable agroecosystems. An agroecological approach recognises the multifunctional dimensions of agriculture and facilitates progress towards a broad range of equitable and sustainable development goals. A wide variety of technologies, practices and innovations including local and traditional knowledge draw on the science of agroecology, including integrated natural resource management, organic agriculture … conservation agriculture and agroforestry.”

Towards Multifunctional Agriculture for Social, Environmental and Economic Sustainability (IAASTD, Issues in Brief)