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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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Scotland
United Kingdom

By: Michael Gray 
Date: November 11th 2016
Source: Common Space

Scottish Government proposes team to take forward land reform aims 

THE FIRST COMMISSIONERS to Scotland’s land agency to tackle centuries of land inequalities in the country have been proposed by the Scottish Government. 

In this 2009 file photo a Peruvian cocoa farmer shows grains of cacao in Tarapoto, Peru. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Peru
United Kingdom

Author: Chris Arsenault | @chrisarsenaul
Date: June 2nd, 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

A row between the Peru government and a UK-listed cacao producer accused of illegally destroying Amazon rainforest has prompted land rights campaigners to call for the removal of the company from trading on the London stock exchange.

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26 April 2017

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SE1 8NJ London
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The fourth UK Land Policy Forum will take place at the Overseas Development Institute on 26 April, 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

 

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Reports & Research
December 2016
Algeria
France
Morocco
Turkey
Germany
Italy
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Tunisia
Lebanon
Asia

This report takes place within the framework of the regional project “Maximize the production of goods and services of Mediterranean forest ecosystems in the context of global changes” (2012-2016) financed by the French Global Environment Facility together with the German Cooperation (GIZ), the French Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry, and the European Union in 5 countries in North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and the Near East (Lebanon, Turkey).

Reports & Research
December 2016
Kenya
United States of America
Mexico
Zambia
Lesotho
Zimbabwe
Italy
United Kingdom
Ghana
Nicaragua
Bolivia
Malawi
Ethiopia
Africa

This report uses data from a two-year impact evaluation to analyse the impact of the Ethiopia Social Cash Transfer Pilot Programme (SCTPP) on household behaviour and decision-making, including agricultural production and other income-generating activities, labour supply, the accumulation of productive assets, access to credit and food security.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Switzerland
Zambia
Germany
Madagascar
Tanzania
Australia
United Kingdom
Ghana
South Sudan
Sierra Leone
Ethiopia
Italy
Canada
Netherlands

تقرّ الخطوط التوجيهية الطوعية بشأن الحوكمة المسؤولة لحيازة الأراضي، ومصايد الأسماك، والغابات، في سياق الأمن الغذائي الوطني بأنّ الاستثمارات المسؤولة التي ينفّذها القطاعان العام والخاص أساسية لتحسين الأمن الغذائي، وتدعو إلى استثمارات تصون مستخدمي الأراضي ومالكيها من خطر نزع ملكيتهم لحقوق الحيازة المشروعة. ويوفّر هذا الدليل الفني توجيهات مفصّلة للسلطات الحكومية المنخرطة في جهود تشجيع الاستثمارات والموافقة عليها ورصدها في جميع مراحل دورة الاستثمار، بشأن الإجراءات التي يمكن اتخاذها لإرساء بيئة مؤاتية للاستثمارات المسؤولة والمستدامة.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
United Kingdom
Ireland
Nigeria
Africa
Europe

The Living on the Edge design encourages residents to live sustainably off the forest through crop and farm maintenance, while enabling communities to rebuild their forests and to tackle deforestation</p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasion of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015.The competition challenged architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative and sustain

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

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Fiji
Honduras
United States of America
Zambia
Denmark
Indonesia
Peru
United Kingdom
Ghana
Malawi
Costa Rica
Niger
New Zealand
Nepal
Morocco
Japan
Malaysia
Madagascar
Tanzania
Chad
Canada

Where do forests and forestry stand today in international climate change negotiations? What exactly does it mean to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)? What are the opportunities and risks for forests in today’s changing climate and is there a clear path forward? The articles in this issue address these and other questions.