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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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17 April 2017
India
New Zealand

 

New Zealand and India recognize personhood for ecosystems

17 March 2017
New Zealand

THE Whanganui River has been granted the same legal status as a human being by New Zealand’s House of Representatives.

Explaining the world-first decision, the country’s Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said the river would “have its own legal identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.”

15 January 2017
Bolivia
Ecuador
New Zealand

Indigenous battles to defend nature have taken to the streets, leading to powerful mobilizations like the gathering at Standing Rock. They have also taken to the courts, through the development of innovative legal ways of protecting nature. In Ecuador, Bolivia and New Zealand, indigenous activism has helped spur the creation of a novel legal phenomenon -- the idea that nature itself can have rights.

New Zealand

Date: March 25th 2016
Source: Radio New Zealand

A complaint has been laid with the United Nations about proposed changes to Māori land laws.

Waitangi Tribunal claimants have sent a letter to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.

It accuses the government of breaching the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People in its review of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act.

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
New Zealand

In Aotearoa New Zealand Māori land is often owned by communities and managed by trusts. Under communal ownership, trust managers are expected to provide for their communities in culturally responsive ways, using alternative land-related paradigms. In the context of Māori trust rural land management, geographic information systems (GIS) are seen as a beneficial resource to plan and support important decisions that have community-wide implications.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2016
New Zealand

Public participation theory assumes that empowering communities leads to enduring support for new initiatives. The New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy, approved in 2000, embraces this assumption and includes goals for community involvement in resolving threats to native flora and fauna. Over the last 20 years, community-based ecological restoration groups have proliferated, with between 600 and 4000 identified. Many of these groups control invasive mammals, and often include protection of native species and species reintroductions as goals.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Malaysia
New Zealand
Asia
Oceania

The Flexi-Bach design is based on the lifecycle of a household and is intended to accommodate the evolving size of households in New Zealand where a large increase in single and double person homes is expected.</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 a

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
France
United States of America
Luxembourg
Chile
Australia
Denmark
Netherlands
Poland
Bulgaria
Ghana
Argentina
New Zealand
Canada
Brazil
Austria

La tercera edición de la WRB incorpora, en el nuevo capítulo 2, elementos que permiten generar nombres taxonómicos mucho más informativos que llevan a deducir con facilidad la génesis y funciones de los suelos. Por otro lado, esta nueva versión de la WRB facilita la elaboración de leyendas de mapas a varias escalas para uso multifinalitario.

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.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Zambia
China
Australia
Cuba
New Zealand
Kenya
South Africa
Uganda
Kyrgyzstan
Italy
Netherlands
Tunisia
Argentina
Senegal
Tajikistan
Mongolia

This local level land resources assessment methodology (LADA-Local) was produced within the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project. See Box 1 for the LADA project objectives and outcomes and the website <a href="http://www.fao.org/nr/lada">www.fao.org/nr/lada</a> for further information.