Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Acronym
FAO

Location

Italy
IT

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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Governing Land for Women and Men: Gender and Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources

In setting out principles and internationally agreed standards, the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and Other Natural Resources” intend to provide practical guidance to states, civil society and the private sector on responsible governance of tenure. The Voluntary Guidelines (VG) will constitute a framework for policies, legislation and programs, but will not establish legally binding obligations nor replace existing national or international laws, treaties or agreements (FAO 2009c).

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February 2011

Governing Land for Women and Men

The present paper is written as part of the overall VG consultation and development process
and is a contribution to the subsequent preparation of the Gender Technical Guide. The
present paper is based both on the outcomes of the VG consultation process to date and on
supporting research, consultation and literature review on gender and governance of tenure. It
contextualises and defines gender for the VG, discusses what governance of tenure means
from a gender perspective, and identifies and analyses key issues and themes.

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January 2011

The State of the World’s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) analyses a variety of options for overcoming constraints and improving resource management in these areas of heightened risk. In each location, a mix of changes in institutional and policy measures will have to be combined with greater access to technologies for better management of land and water resources.

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January 2011

Governing Land for Women and Men

The present paper is written as part of the overall Voluntary Guidelines consultation and development process and is a contribution to the subsequent preparation of the Gender Technical Guide. It contextualises and defines gender for the Voluntary Guidelines, discusses what governance of tenure means from a gender perspective and identifies and analyses key issues and themes. It then summarises recommendations relevant to gender before drawing some conclusions for the development process of the Voluntary Guidelines.

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January 2011

INFORMES DE POLITICA 12: La volatilidad de precios en los mercados agrícolas

Los últimos episodios de volatilidad extrema de los precios en los mercados agrícolas mundiales presagian mayores y más frecuentes amenazas a la seguridad alimentaria mundial. Para reducir la vulnerabilidad de los países, las políticas deberían equiparlos para que puedan hacer frente a los efectos adversos de una volatilidad extrema, y mejorar el funcionamiento del mercado.

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December 2010

UNA GOBERNANZA RESPONSIBLE EN LA TENENCIA DE LA TIERRA: FACTOR ESENCIAL PARA LA REALIZACIÓN DEL DERECHO A LA ALIMENTACIÓN

Este documento busca hacer énfasis en el derecho a la alimentación como un objetivo
primordial del conjunto de políticas públicas sobre desarrollo económico y social. Lograr
dicho objetivo depende de una gobernanza responsable de la tierra y demás recursos
naturales. La importancia de la tierra radica en que para muchas culturas representa el
vínculo directo con su propia identidad y la fuente principal de producción alimentaria en
sus distintas formas.

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January 2010