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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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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Russia
Belarus
Eastern Europe

The status of urban forests and other green open spaces has always been ambiguous within the context of rural-urban peripheries. On one hand, most European countries have introduced protected green zones around cities to contain their sprawl and to provide urban dwellers recreational space and sanitation services since the early days of city planning policies. On the other hand, the ecosystems of green open areas remain under high pressure due to high demand for suburban land, causing issues ranging from illegal dumping to ecosystem fragmentation and forest loss.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Serbia
Afghanistan
Slovakia
United States of America
Croatia
Ukraine
Belarus
Bulgaria
Romania
Kenya
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hungary
Moldova
Albania
Italy
South Sudan
Georgia
Montenegro
Europe

Slovakia joined the Organization in 1993. During the 1990s FAO assistance in the country was focused mainly on forestry and integrated pest management (IPM). The Organization also provided technical support for the development and harmonization of national policies, particularly in the area of forestry and agriculture. Today Slovakia is a resource partner, providing support to a number of activities in the areas of FAO’s mandate, including forestry and food safety.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Slovenia
Estonia
Slovakia
Belgium
Spain
Sweden
Germany
Belarus
United Kingdom
Finland
Switzerland
Hungary
Poland
Netherlands
Ireland
Norway
Czech Republic

Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.11.3
Session: Sess. 16

Reports & Research
December 2016
Liechtenstein
France
Estonia
Switzerland
Belgium
Israel
Croatia
Germany
Belarus
Ireland
Canada
Finland
Cyprus
Lithuania
Hungary
Kyrgyzstan
Albania
Italy
Netherlands
Kazakhstan
Czech Republic
Georgia
Armenia
Austria
Europe

Meeting Name: European Forestry Commission
Meeting symbol/code: ECE/TIM/2015/2 - FO/EFC/15/2
Session: Sess. 38 - Sess.73

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Angola
Benin
Nigeria
United States of America
Gambia
Chile
China
Belarus
Ghana
Kazakhstan
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Georgia
Vietnam
Tunisia
India
Russia
Republic of Korea
Papua New Guinea
Africa
Americas
Asia

Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, for whom they are important sources of food, energy and income. Yet, agriculture remains the major driver of deforestation globally, and agricultural, forestry and land policies are often at odds.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Equatorial Guinea
Bangladesh
Nigeria
Mauritius
Gambia
Chile
Guatemala
Belarus
Australia
Jamaica
Ghana
Kazakhstan
Republic of Korea
Colombia
Nepal
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Vietnam
Ecuador
Tunisia
Russia
Georgia
Africa
Americas
Asia

This booklet is a “portable” version of chapters 1–3 of SOFO 2016: <i>State of the World’s Forests 2016</i> report.