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Framework and Guidelines for Land Policy in Africa (F&G)
Framework and Guidelines for Land Policy in Africa (F&G)


Putting the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure and the Voluntary Guidelines on Small-Scale Fisheries into practice

Manuals & Guidelines
April, 2022

This learning guide provides civil society organizations (CSOs) with a methodology and a set of materials to undertake training on the VGGT and SSF Guidelines with civil society actors from the grassroots to the national level. Trainees will learn how to apply the VGGT to actual tenure governance challenges. They will also learn to use the SSF Guidelines, which reinforce the principles of the VGGT specifically in the context of small-scale fisheries.

A Toolkit for Participatory Action Research

Policy Papers & Briefs
September, 2017

This Guide is drawn from experience in the action research project “Bottom-up accountability initiatives and large-scale land acquisitions in Africa”. The project aimed to bring the international soft law instrument, the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (the Tenure Guidelines or TGs), to rural communities and, together with them, to use the Guidelines to strengthen their tenure of land, fisheries and forests.

REDD+ Conflict: Understanding the Pathways between Forest Projects and Social Conflict

Journal Articles & Books
May, 2021

: A growing body of literature analyses the conflict implications of REDD+ (Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries). However, the way these conflicts unfold is little understood. We address this research gap through the following question: What are the pathways that connect REDD+ projects and conflicts between local communities and other actors? We review 242 scientific articles, selecting eight that allow us to trace how the conflict pathways unfolded.


Solutions for Open Land Administration


Solutions for Open Land Administration (SOLA)

In December 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) successfully concluded the Solutions for Open Land Administration (SOLA) project. The 2.5 year project was funded by the Government of Finland and dedicated to implementing an open source computerised cadastre and registration system that is both affordable and sustainable in the context of developing countries.

Zambia Land Alliance

Established in 1997, Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) is a network of Non-Governmental Organizations promoting fair land policies, laws and land administration which takes into account the needs of the poor.


Tenure security for all: the case for local and global action to advance implementation of the VGGT

26 October 2023
FAO Headquarters
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

This event will bring together a wide range of CFS actors to present the case for more coordinated global action to advance tenure security. It will present proposals for a multistakeholder global campaign and draft Framework for Action. It will show how a focus on human rights compliance in land governance through systematic monitoring and policy dialogue can promote VGGT implementation and increase accountability.

Danish Institute for Human Rights
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Land Coalition
Land Portal Foundation
Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
TMG-ThinkTank for Sustainability
Forum of Struggles for Land and Natural Resources