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Voluntary Guidelines

This page aims to provide information and to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGs) among the Land Portal partners and users and beyond.

The VGs were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its Thirty-eight (Special) Session on 11 May 2012, after a broad set of consultations, which involved more than 700 people from 133 countries. 

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Yesterday, the new Land Governance Programme Map was launched at the Donor Platform’s Annual General Assembly in Paris. This Programme map is intended to provide a global overview of which land...
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During the Donor Roundtable Meeting in Washington on the margins of the annual land conference at the World Bank on 12 April 2013 participants agreed to establish a new Global Donor Working Group...
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Following Argentina’s economic crisis in 2001, the country leaned heavily on mining and large-scale agribusiness (especially soy) to reinvigorate its ailing economy. The expansion of these industries...
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The lack of adequate and secure access to land and natural resources by the rural and urban poor is one of the main causes of hunger and poverty in the world.  According to the Hunger...
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GRAIN The G8 countries are implementing a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in six African countries that will facilitate the transfer of control over African agriculture from peasants to...
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Dear participants, First, I would like to thank you all for your participation and willingness to share with us your experiences and ideas on how to disseminate the Voluntary Guidelines (VGs)...
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This issue of the FAO Land Tenure Journal focuses on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. It...
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Después de un largo y provechoso proceso de consultación, en mayo de 2012 el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CFS por su sigla en inglés) aprobó las Directrices Voluntarias sobre la...
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Après un long et fructueux processus de consultation, les Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, aux pêches et aux forêts dans le...
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After a long and very fruitful consultation process, in May 2012 the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (...
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The Guidelines on the Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests are a first step, but much more is needed to ensure people’s rights to land and natural resources - Joint statement of civil society...
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The document highlights four areas of the Voluntary Guidelines: human rights approach, diversity of existing land and natural resource tenure systems,  free, prior and informed consent...
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Voluntary Guidelines of Tenure Brochure
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This is a fact sheet presenting the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
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This publication is intended to assist with reading the Guidelines by highlighting some of the main points of paragraphs. However, it is not a substitute for the Guidelines.
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Good governance is worldwide recognized as an important precondition for resolution of the most of troublesome problems of humanity; its role is tremendous in eradication of poverty and promotion of...
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The FAO initiative for the adoption of guidelines for land and natural resources tenure is timely as it would fill a serious policy gap. Different constituencies like women, indigenous and tribal...
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Voluntary guidelines are human-rights based documents that provide a framework and reference point for national and international policies. They need to be derived from international agreements and...
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This discussion paper has been prepared by FAO’s Land Tenure and Management Unit to seek views and comments on voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural ...
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Este documento busca hacer énfasis en el derecho a la alimentación como un objetivoprimordial del conjunto de políticas públicas sobre desarrollo económico y social. Logrardicho objetivo depende de...
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