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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    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.


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    14 March 2017

    Thousands of Native Americans and allies took their fight against the Dakota Access pipeline to the White House last week. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Native nations hosted the Native Nations Rise march to highlight “the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations.”



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    Journal Articles & Books

    2005 was a year of natural disasters.The impacts of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Hurricanes Katrina and Stan, and the Pakistan earthquake prompted calls for better disaster prevention and preparedness systems. Nature's power renders us impotent, but human actions and omissions are clearly worsening the impacts of disasters in some cases.This is where risk reducing measures must lock in, as the last fifteen years of international disaster risk management show.

    Reports & Research
    November 2003

    En el marco de la Segunda Reunión Ministerial sobre Agricultura y Vida Rural en el contexto del proceso Cumbres de las Américas, los(as) Ministros(as), Secretarios (as) de Agricultura de las Américas, reunidos(as) en la ciudad de Panamá acordaron adoptar el PLAN DE ACCIÓN “AGRO 2003-2015” PARA LA AGRICULTURA Y LA VIDA RURAL DE LAS AMÉRICAS.

    Institutional & promotional materials
    June 2008

    El 2008 está a medio camino del plazo previsto para alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio. Pero, pese a los avances logrados, no se conseguirán de continuar las tendencias actuales. Se calcula que faltarán US$30,000 millones de la ayuda prometida, déficit que podría costar cinco millones de vidas. Empezando por la reunión del G8 en Japón, los países ricos deben aprovechar una serie de cumbres de alto nivel a celebrarse en el 2008 para garantizar que se alcancen los Objetivos, y para abordar tanto el cambio climático como la actual crisis alimentaria.

    Reports & Research
    December 2007

    Leyendo el informe titulado: “El verdadero costo de los agrocombustibles Alimentación,bosques y clima”, podremos descubrir cuán ilógicos, inapropiados y directamente contraproducentes pueden ser estos biocombustibles; cómo están ya trastornando a miles de familias alrededor del mundo, que se ven desalojadas para dar paso a plantaciones de“biomasa”; cómo vastas áreas de bosques están siendo destruidas para plantar palma aceitera, maíz y otros productos oleaginosos, y cómo asoma en el horizonte el uso generalizado de plantas y árboles transgénicos que amenazan la salud de los bosques naturale