Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all. Since our founding in 1945, we have focused special attention on developing rural areas, home to 70 percent of the world's poor and hungry people.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Resources

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January 2013

A USAID country profile of Myanmar. The profile includes indicators on population, land, fresh water, trees and forests and minerals, with discussion for each covering resource quantity, quality and use, legal framework, tenure types, administration, rights and conflicts and donor interventions. A bibliography is provided.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012

This 'At a glance' version is not meant to be a substitute for, or a summary of, the Guidelines.

It is intended to assist with the understanding of the Guidelines by defining key terms and concepts, describing the purpose of the Guidelines, providing an overview of the Guidelines’ contents, describing their relationship to human rights, and indicating how the Guidelines can be implemented and by whom.

Reports & Research
December 2012

This 2012 report is an assessment of the human rights impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) and other land concessions and major development projects in Cambodia. It includes not only an analysis of concessions pertaining to agroindustry (for example, rubber, sugar, acacia and cassava plantations), but also to concessions for mining, oil and gas, forestry, and concessions for the purposes of tourism, property development, and large scale infrastructure, such as hydropower dams.

Reports & Research
December 2012

ABSTRACTED FROM THE OBJECTIVES SECTION: These Voluntary Guidelines seek to improve governance of tenure of land*, fisheries and forests. They seek to do so for the benefit of all, with an emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized people, with the goals of food security and progressive realization of the right to adequate food, poverty eradication, sustainable livelihoods, social stability, housing security, rural development, environmental protection and sustainable social and economic development.