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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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    March 2013

    Over the last two decades Samoa has
    suffered major damage from two cyclones in 1990-91, minor
    damage from a third cyclone in 2004, and an earthquake
    tsunami in 2009. Changes in the scale and impact of these
    types of natural disasters are likely to be important
    consequences of climate change for the country because the
    increases in sea level and in average sea surface
    temperatures will increase theintensity and damage

    March 2013

    The World Bank has provided technical
    assistance (TA) support to the Government of Samoa to help
    identify measures to strengthen agriculture sector
    institutions, to improve the performance of selected
    commodities - including livestock, fruits and vegetables and
    organic products - and to identify strategic agriculture
    infrastructure investments. This report provides information
    and analysis on opportunities for further development of

    March 2013

    This report was prepared to provide
    information and analysis of the Samoan livestock sub-sector
    for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries through a
    technical assistance assignment financed by the World Bank.
    The Word Bank contributed technical assistance support to
    the Government of Samoa to help identify measures to
    strengthen agriculture sector institutions, to improve the
    performance of selected commodities - including in the

    March 2013

    Numerous opportunities exist to improve
    the performance of Samoa's fresh fruit and vegetable
    (F&V) sector. Current per capita consumption appears to
    be low by regional and global standards indicating prospects
    for future demand growth and a need for increased awareness
    of the dietary benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption.
    A large share of the existing demand for fruits and
    vegetables is being met by imports and there appears to be