The UK Insect Pollinators Initiative (IPI) is a joint venture between five organisations and funded under the auspices of Living with Environmental Change, a partnership between 22 public sector organisations that fund, carry out and use environmental research.
The IPI is funded jointly by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), The Scottish Government and The Wellcome Trust. These five organisations share the common agreement that there is an urgent need for action for innovative research on insect pollinators and the Initative is supporting projects that aim to research the causes and consequences of threats to insect pollinators, and subsequently inform future mitigation strategies.
In 2010, nine projects were announced that examine different aspects of the issue. The AgriLand project is just one of these, and information about the other projects can be found here.
For more information about the funding organisations, click on the links on the home page, or visit the IPI website developed by CEH here.