The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development was established in October 2008 in response to the food price spike of 2007/8. Formed by a small group of NGOs and interested Policy makers, NRI was one of the driving forces behind its establishment.
Designed as a neutral space for discussion it was hoped that the APPG would bridge the gap between policy makers in Westminster and the vast array of expertise on agriculture and food security which existed, and continues to do so in NGOs, Universities and Scientific Institutes across the UK.
Since its inception NRI has remained a key player in the APPG helping to form its Parliamentary agenda in close cooperation with MPs and Peers.
On 20 July 2010, in what has been hailed as a landmark meeting, Bill Gates met with the Parliamentary members of the APPG Agriculture and Food for Development to discuss the critical issue of global food security. For further information, please read the press release.