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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT)


Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
  • Fully adopt
  • Partially adopt
  • Not adopted
  • Missing Value

Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

Disclaimer: The data displayed on the Land Portal is provided by third parties indicated as the data source or as the data provider. The Land Portal team is constantly working to ensure the highest possible standard of data quality and accuracy, yet the data is by its nature approximate and will contain some inaccuracies. The data may contain errors introduced by the data provider(s) and/or by the Land Portal team. In addition, this page allows you to compare data from different sources, but not all indicators are necessarily statistically comparable. The Land Portal Foundation (A) expressly disclaims the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data and (B) shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Neither the Land Portal Foundation nor any of its data providers will be liable for any damages relating to your use of the data provided herein.

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Bahamas

By: Neil Hartnell
Date: April 7th 2016
Source: Tribune 242

The Government has known for 15 years that land and construction costs would outpace salary/income levels, making home ownership increasingly unaffordable for a growing number of Bahamian households.

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
France
Bangladesh
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Belize
Mali
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Venezuela
Guyana
Philippines
Kiribati
Myanmar
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Canada

L’Évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2015 est le fruit d’un effort collectif des pays, ayant impliqué quelque 300 correspondants nationaux, la FAO et ses partenaires. Mis en oeuvre par six partenaires dans le cadre de divers processus, le Questionnaire concerté sur les ressources forestières couvre 88 pour cent des forêts mondiales. Cette collaboration permet d’améliorer la cohérence des données tout en réduisant le fardeau des pays quant à l’établissement des rapports.

Reports & Research
December 2016
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Bahamas
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Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.11.4
Session: Sess. 16

Journal Articles & Books
August 2016
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The seventh session of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Panama City, Panama on 7-8 November 2015. The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) hosted the session at the venue of its sixty-eight annual conference. The SAG discussed the outcomes of the work carried out by various joint working groups in 2014–2015 and their recommendations to WECAFC 16, the fisheries resource status in the Wider Caribbean Region, and activities to be undertaken by WECAFC in 2016–2017.

Other legal document
December 2015
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This instrument of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji assigns to Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications, the responsibility for the conduct of the specified Government business, departments and written laws. Business includes Climate Change and trusts and as offices in departments the Strategic Planning and National Development Centre and the Climate Change Unit (Ministry of Finance) and the Office of the Registrar of Titles (Ministry of Justice).

Regulations
December 2015
Mauritius
Aruba
Anguilla
American Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahrain
Bahamas
Belize
Barbados
Cook Islands
Comoros
Cape Verde
Cuba
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Fiji
Micronesia
Guinea-Bissau
Grenada
Guam
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Kiribati
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Maldives
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Montserrat
New Caledonia
Niue
Nauru
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
French Polynesia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sao Tome and Principe
Suriname
Sint Maarten
Seychelles
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
British Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
Vanuatu
Samoa
Africa
Eastern Africa

These Regulations, made by the Minister under sections 117(2A) and 162 of the Local Government Act, exempts a person who intends to carry out a classified trade from applying for a Building and Land Use Permit, provided that the activities in relation to that trade — (a) do not require — (i) the construction or demolition of a building; or (ii) extensive alterations, additions or repairs to an existing building; and (b) do not result in specified nuisances. "Classified trade" includes, among other things, self-employed manufacturer of food items and retail sale of food.