Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT)

Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
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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.

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    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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    16 octobre 2017

    Date : 12 Octobre 2017

    Source : Farmlandgrab

    Par : Lopelle Mboussa Gassia et Raoulla Yondot Kanga

    L’ambassadeur du Rwanda au Congo, Jean Baptiste Habyalimana, a, lors d’une audience le 12 octobre avec le ministre des Affaires foncières et du domaine public Pierre Mabiala, demandé les procédures d’acquisition des terres en République du Congo.

    4 août 2017

    Date : 1er août 2017

    Source : Agence News Press

    Par : KT Press

    Grâce aux nouvelles technologies, il est actuellement possible au Rwanda, d’acheter un terrain et d’entreprendre toutes les démarches administratives en vue de l’obtention d’un titre foncier, et ceci en seulement 3 jours. Auparavant, pour finaliser le transfert foncier, il fallait compter au minimum trente jours.


    Date: 21 décembre 2016

    Source: Uneca

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    Date: 31 mars 2017


    Par Human Rights Watch

    Les autorités militaires et civiles de l’ouest du Rwanda ont arrêté, passé à tabac ou menacé des personnes qui ont contesté de récentes décisions du gouvernement visant à forcer certains habitants à quitter leurs terres, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui.



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    Reports & Research
    Journal Articles & Books
    décembre 2017

    Land change in Kigali, Rwanda, is examined using Intensity Analysis, which measures the temporal stationarity of changes among categories. Maps for 1981, 2002 and 2014 were produced that show the land categories Built, Vegetated and Other, which is composed mainly of croplands and bare surfaces. Land change accelerated from the first time interval (1981–2002) to the second time interval (2002–2014), as increased human and economic activities drove land transformation.

    Reports & Research
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    décembre 2016
    République-Unie de Tanzanie
    Afrique sub-saharienne

    This paper illustrates how the capabilities of GIS and satellite imagery can be harnessed to explore and better understand the urban form of several large African cities (Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kigali, Dar es Salaam, and Dakar). To allow for comparability across very diverse cities, this work looks at the above mentioned cities through the lens of several spatial indicators and relies heavily on data derived from satellite imagery.

    Reports & Research
    décembre 2016
    Burkina Faso
    Guinée équatoriale
    République démocratique du Congo
    Afrique du Sud
    République centrafricaine
    Sao Tomé-et-Principe

    Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
    Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/4.1
    Session: Sess. 20