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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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Latest News

kazakhstan land reform
21 August 2017
Kazakhstan
Russia

The collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to a vast archipelago of unclaimed man-made objects and land in Russia and beyond. Thousands upon thousands of roads, bridges, water pipes, gas pipes, power grids, cemeteries, farmland, and more have passed from state hands to no one in the last 26 years. These assets aren’t just lying around. They’re being used.

Kazakhstan

By: Liga Rudzite
Date: October 14th 2016
Source: TOL.org

Kazakhstan

By: Umberto Bacchi
Date: October 11th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Kazakh land rights activists who are due to go on trial over their involvement in public protests against land reforms in the Central Asian nation are facing unfounded criminal charges and should be released, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan

By: Olzhas Auyezov
Date: May 12th 2016
Source: Reuters

President Nazarbayev's plans to privatise farmland have sparked rare public protests in the Central Asian nation

ALMATY, May 12 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's government, facing a wave of unrest over farmland privatisation plans, invited some opponents of the reform to join a commission set up on Thursday to review it.

Organizations

Library

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Kazakhstan
China
Central Asia

The carbon budget that was derived from forest land use has been extensively explored in most regions/countries of the Northern Hemisphere but is poorly documented in Central Asia. In this study, we proposed a localized bookkeeping model and estimated the sources and sinks of carbon from forest land use and managements between 1961 and 2010 in two arid regions of Central Asia, e.g., Kazakhstan and Xinjiang, China. The results indicate that the forest land use in these two regions acted as a carbon sink, with a total carbon sequestration of 43.27Tg and 20.74Tg respectively.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Asia
Central Asia

Agriculture is major sector in the economy of Central Asia. The sustainable use of agricultural land is therefore essential to economic growth, human well-being, social equity, and ecosystem services. However, salinization, erosion, and desertification cause severe land degradation which, in turn, degrade human health and ecosystem services. Here, we review the impact of agricultural land use in the five countries of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, during 2008–2013 in 362 articles.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Burkina Faso
Honduras
Mauritius
Zambia
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Germany
Canada
Iran
Guinea
Costa Rica
Kenya
South Africa
Nicaragua
Moldova
Somalia
Haiti
Italy
Ecuador
Kazakhstan
Georgia
Armenia

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