On Monday the 28th of November 2011 the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Development in cooperation with APPG for Agriculture and Food for Development organised an event at the House of Lord focused on challenges facing international investment for agricultural development. Dorota from 21c represented Organic.Lingua at this event gathering over 50 experts interested in problems of agricultural development: members of APPGs from all parliamentary parties, scholars and representatives of NGOs focused on agricultural, environmental and poverty problems.
Four guests were invited to give a speech on various dimensions of agricultural investment: Lorenzo Cotula (Researcher International Institute for Environment and Development), Nick Tapp (Bidwells), Sally Baden (Oxford International) and Chris Brett (Olam International). The speakers discussed the current situation in developing countries, potential barriers and opportunities for businesses as well as humanitarian responsibilities and the need to protect small-scale farmers.
Organic.Lingua was positively accepted by the attendees as it addresses one of the key priorities identified during the meeting: the need for infrastructure and capacity building of small scale farmers.