Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests | Land Portal

Following the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in May 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – in collaboration with its partners – developed a Global Programme to support the implementation of the VGGT. 

The project – Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests – aimed to help countries and their development partners make political commitments and allocate resources towards the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. The explicit organizational outcome was increased awareness among decision-makers, development partners and society at large regarding the need to take decisive action to support access to natural resources.   

This project enhanced global processes to improve governance of tenure through collaborative partnerships for longer lasting impacts, while promoting the application of VGGT capacity development tools and materials. The project also provided support for VGGT implementation through a focused and thematic approach, facilitating mainstreaming of the VGGT and sharing of lessons learned across multiple countries and regions via a transversal approach. The geographical coverage of the project included countries and regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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September, 2020
Africa, Senegal

This publication will demonstrate how the project was a catalyst leading to improvements in conditions in the Senegal River Basin, under which land is held or occupied in agriculture sectors. The VGGT addresses problems of weak governance of tenure and the growing pressure on natural resources, assisting countries to achieve food security for all. The project focused on four separate Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSPs) located in Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.

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FAO
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January, 2020
Africa, Senegal

The guide will serve as documentation of the lessons learnt from the experiences of making use of the VGGT and in Senegal. As stakeholders from countries, such as Guinea, Mali and Mauritania seek inspiration from Senegal to improve governance of tenure in their own country context, this document will be an important source of inspiration. The document will also be a reference for different Donors and Partners interested in tenure governance in Senegal.

 

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May, 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia
La Hoja de Ruta para la formalización y titulación de predios de Entidades de Derecho Público (EDP), es una herramienta metodológica que surge como una iniciativa del Proyecto Gobernanza y Paz (GCP/GLO/347/MUL) de la FAO (Representación de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura).
 
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May, 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia

Este documento se presenta como aporte de la FAO en Colombia a través del Proyecto Gobernanza y Paz, que cuenta con el apoyo de la Embajada de Italia y la Agencia Italiana de Cooperación para el Desarrollo.

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January, 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia

Cette publication de la série « Success Stories » présente les bonnes pratiques en matière foncière en Colombie à travers l'application des VGGT par certains projets de la FAO entre 2014 et 2021, notamment dans le cadre de l'amélioration de la gouvernance et de la réduction des conflits dans les aires protégées, du renforcement des communautés en termes de leurs droits fonciers, et la restauration des droits territoriaux des communautés autochtones et/ou afro-descendantes.

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Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia

 

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January, 2021
Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru

Con el propósito de compartir conocimientos, logros y retos de diversas experiencias en áreas protegidas (AP) latinoamericanas, se llevó a cabo entre el 27 de julio y el 21 de agosto de 2020, el INTERCAMBIO INTERNACIONAL Experiencias de gobernanza y gestión territorial en Áreas Protegidas. En este intercambio, se reflexionó sobre aprendizajes de diferentes iniciativas, buscando que éstas pudiesen ser replicadas en otros contextos.

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June, 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia

Profesionales de diferentes disciplinas explican el paso a paso y los conceptos de la “Hoja de Ruta para la formalización y titulación de predios de Entidades de Derecho Público (EDP)”.  Escucha testimonios y vivencias de lideresas y líderes comunitarios, así como de servidores públicos de territorios donde la Hoja de Ruta ya dinamizó la seguridad jurídica de predios de EDP. 

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May, 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Colombia

Desde las áreas protegidas del Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, el Parque Nacional Natural Orquídea y el Santuario de Flora y Fauna Guanentá Alto Río Fonce se quiere compartir lo que hacen en el ejercicio de la gobernanza.  ¡Escúchalas!

En los siguientes productos radiofónicos (6) puedes conocer cómo se desarrollan actividades de gobernanza y protección en Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia.

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FAO
Reports & Research
January, 2021
Africa, Nigeria

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in May 2012. These Voluntary Guidelines have been described as a catalyst leading to improvements in conditions under which land is held or occupied in agricultural sectors. The Voluntary Guidelines address problems of weak governance of tenure and the growing pressure on natural resources, providing the basis for countries to achieve food security for all.

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FAO
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January, 2019
Africa, Niger

Ce guide en image est le fruit des deux ateliers de Renforcement des capacités des Comités régionaux de transhumance qui ont réuni 110 participants (pasteurs/éleveurs, les gouvernorats, les conseils régionaux, les préfets, les maires, les chefs traditionnels, les services techniques régionaux et départementaux, les organisations de la société civile, ainsi que les représentants de projets et les organisations non gouvernementale (ONG) au niveau de la région). Ces deux ateliers se sont successivement tenus du 9 au 10 septembre 2019 à Dosso et du 13 au 14 septembre à Tahoua au Niger.

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January, 2020
Africa, Niger

Au Niger comme dans tous les pays du Sahel, le pastoralisme fait face à des défis majeurs. La transhumance transfrontalière – pratique séculaire caractérisant le pastoralisme dans toute l’Afrique au sud du Sahara et dont les bienfaits ne sont plus à démontrer – est dangereusement menacée.

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January, 2020
Africa, Niger

Le dépliant rapelle la contribution des organisations de la société civile dans le processus d'élaboration de la politique foncière rurale au Niger et leur rôle dans la mobilisation des acteurs, le partenariat créé dans une approche participative et inclusive

 

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Les acquis de la loi pastorale Ordonnance 2010-029 relative au pastoralisme et ses décrets d’application : Document de réflexion dans le cadre de l’élaboration de la politique foncière rurale de la République du Niger

Document de réflexion dans le cadre de l’élaboration de la politique foncière rurale de la République du Niger

Peer-reviewed publication
October, 2021
Western Africa, Niger

Document de réflexion dans le cadre de l’élaboration de la politique foncière rurale de la République du Niger.

Dans le contexte de la mise en œuvre des Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, aux pêches et aux forêts dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire au Niger.

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FAO support of multi-stakeholder platforms on land tenure governance

Innovative practices from the field and building on experience

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May, 2021
Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

As part of the efforts to find sustainable solutions to complex land tenure issues, multi-stakeholder platforms (MSPs) create an inclusive forum where actors can discuss problems and propose solutions to improve governance of tenure and provide better access to natural resources. This publication highlights how MSPs at regional, national and local level demonstrate forward thinking, including innovative practices and approaches to respond to the above mentioned social challenges, for the benefit of all.

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Appui de la FAO aux plateformes multi-acteurs sur la gouvernance foncière

Pratiques innovantes issues du terrain et enseignements tirés de l’expérience

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May, 2021
Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, Colombia, Mongolia

Dans le cadre de la recherche de réponses durables aux questions foncières complexes, les plateformes multi-acteurs offrent un lieu de débat ouvert qui permet aux acteurs d’aborder les problèmes et de proposer des solutions pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière et l’accès aux ressources naturelles.

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Guide pour l’amélioration de la gouvernance des régimes fonciers pastoraux en Mauritanie
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October, 2021
Mauritania

Ce guide en image est le fruit d’un processus participatif et inclusif de Renforcement des capacités des Comités régionaux de transhumance qui ont réuni plus de 90 participants (pasteurs/éleveurs, administration territoriales, conseils régionaux, structures techniques décentralisées des différents départements ministériels clefs, les organisations de la société civile, ainsi que les représentants de projets et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) au niveau des Willayas pastorales).

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دليل لتحسين حوكمة النظم العقارية الرعوية في موريتانيا
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October, 2021
Mauritania

هذا الدليل التوضيحي المبين بالصور هو ثمرة مسار تشاركي شامل لتعزيز قدرات اللجان الجهوية للانتجاع التي ضمت أكثر من تسعين مشاركا (منمون ورعاة وإدارات مركزية ومجالس جهوية وهيئات فنية جهوية ولامركزية تابعة لمختلف القطاعات الوزارية الأساسية ومنظمات غير حكومية على مستوى الولايات الرعوية)

 

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Guide pour l’amélioration de la gouvernance des régimes fonciers pastoraux au le Niger
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December, 2019
Niger

Ce guide constitue un outil à destination des acteurs de terrain au Niger. Il vise à contribuer à l'amélioration de la gouvernance foncière pastorale et en particulier à la prévention et à la résolution des conflits et au développement de processus de concertation inclusifs.

Le guide est unique car il est élaboré en collaboration avec un pour les éleveurs au Niger. Il sera un outil concret pour aider les acteurs à résoudre les conflits liés à l'accès aux ressources naturelles au niveau local.

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Challenges and opportunities of recognizing and protecting customary tenure systems in Viet Nam
Policy Papers & Briefs
December, 2019
Vietnam

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to recognizing customary tenure in Viet Nam.

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EU Transversal support to country implementation - Colombia

Promotion and incorporation of land governance guidelines with local communities living in protected areas and their surrounding zones of influence

Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2019
Colombia

n 2012, the National Government signed the Agreement for prosperity (Acuerdo para la Prosperidad No. 79), which seeks the conservation and sustainable use of the natural and cultural heritage of the country and aimed to create a space for dialogue between governmental institutions and the peasant delegations. This aiming to face the numerous socio-environmental challenges in Natural Parks and surrounding areas of protected areas. On the one hand, there is the transformation of the protected areas.

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Support transversal de l'UE à la mise en oeuvre dans les pays - Colombie

Promotion et intégration des directives de gouvernance foncière auprès des communautés locales vivant dans des zones protégées et leurs zones d’influence environnantes

Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2020
Colombia

En 2012, le Gouvernement national a signé «l’accord de prospérité»(Acuerdo para la Prosperidad n°79), qui vise à conserver et à utiliser durablement le patrimoine naturel et culturel du pays et à créer un espace de dialogue entre les institutions gouvernementales et les délégations paysannes. Tout ceci vise à faire face aux nombreux problèmes socio-environnementaux qui existent dans les parcs naturels et les zones protégées environnantes.

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Apoyo transversal de la UE a la implementación del país - Colombia

Fomento e incorporación de las directrices sobre gobernanza de la tierra en las comunidades locales que viven en áreas protegidas y las áreas de influencia de los alrededores

Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2020
Colombia

En 2012, el Gobierno nacional firmó el Acuerdo para la Prosperidad N.o 79, que tiene como objeto el conservar y utilizar de manera sostenible el patrimonio natural y cultural del país y crear un espacio de diálogo entre las instituciones gubernamentales y las delegaciones campesinas. Con ello se pretende hacer frente a los numerosos retos socioambientales de los parques naturales y de las áreas protegidas circundantes.

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Challenges and opportunities of recognizing and protecting customary tenure systems in Cambodia
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December, 2019
Cambodia

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to recognizing customary tenure in Cambodia.

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FAO
Reports & Research
January, 2019
Africa, Mongolia

FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in May 2012. These Voluntary Guidelines have been described as a catalyst leading to improvements in the conditions under which land is held or occupied in the agriculture sectors. The Guidelines address problems of weak governance of tenure and the growing pressure on natural resources, thereby assisting countries to achieve food security for all.

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FAO
Reports & Research
June, 2021
Africa

Given the complementarities that exist between the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa (F&G), there is a need to achieve a coordinated approach to their application to ensure that the objectives they pursue are attained in a coherent, sustainable, efficient and mutually supportive manner.

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Reports & Research
May, 2021
Namibia

The VGGT Popular Version for Communal Land Administration was developed to support the Parliament of Namibia in delivering training to traditional authorities and regional institutions to enhance their capacity to administer communal land within their jurisdictions. This was carried out in line with the Communal Land Reform Act, Act 5 of 2002 and the resolutions of the 2nd National Land Conference. The Popular Version outlines 14 pertinent land governance issues in Namibia’s communal areas.

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Reports & Research
November, 2019
Sierra Leone

This booklet presents both successes and challenges faced by the people of Sierra Leone, whose lives and livelihoods are dependent on their legitimate rights to own, farm, fish, build or develop an area of land or water. The Voluntary Guidelines have helped these communities to turn their challenges into achievements.

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A comparative analysis of the legal frameworks of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam

Manuals & Guidelines
May, 2021
Laos, Vietnam

The recognition of customary tenure systems and responsible land-based investments that safeguard legitimate tenure rights and right holders are the interconnected main themes for mainstreaming the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

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Conference Papers & Reports
June, 2018
China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

The forum was co-hosted by the Mekong Region Land Governance Project and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Co-Conveners of the programme includes the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and the Independent Mediation Group (IMG). The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg supported the Forum.

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September, 2021
Cambodia
 
Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021: Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: Advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices. Summary Report
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April, 2019
Laos

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to the recognition of customary tenure in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Customary tenure is understood to be the local rules, institutions and practices governing land, fisheries and forests that have, over time and use, gained social legitimacy and become embedded in the fabric of a society.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
September, 2019
Myanmar, Thailand

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to recognizing and protecting customary tenure in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Peer-reviewed publication
November, 2020
South Africa

Tenure governance is a complex and multi-dimensional issue that requires cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, gathering the resources, information and expert skills of a variety of actors while exploring innovative, polycentric multi-stakeholder governance arrangements to address collective action challenges. To do this, multi-stakeholder partnerships are formed where public and private partners pool their resources and competencies to address mutual goals more effectively.

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Peer-reviewed publication
October, 2020
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia

The dynamics of current global challenges—like food and nutrition security, environmental degradation, climate change, and emergencies—reduce the availability of and/or access to natural resources, and thereby underline the urgency of achieving transformational changes in the governance of tenure. This is increasingly required to bring the greatest good to the most people, in line with human rights.

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Journal Articles & Books
December, 2017
Global

The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) provides a scientific foundation for understanding, implementing and monitoring LDN. It has been designed to create a bridge between the vision and the practical implementation of LDN, by defining LDN in operational terms. The conceptual framework is a product of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface.

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July, 2017
Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania

The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages between land rights and land degradation with the objective of offering policy recommendations to enhance land rights for both the prevention of land degradation and the recovery of degraded lands.

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UN Resolutions
November, 2019
Global

UNCCD Decision 26 / COP.14 Land tenure

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Note by the secretariat

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UN Resolutions
August, 2019
Global

As per the provisions of rule 10 of the rules of procedures of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of the Parties (COP), the second intersessional meeting of the Bureau of the thirteenth session of the COP (COP 13) held in Guiyang, China, on 26 February 2019, endorsed the inclusion of a new agenda item on land tenure, under new and emerging issues, for consideration at COP 14. The Bureau further requested the secretariat to submit a background document in that respect. 

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Manuals & Guidelines
September, 2019
Global

Climate- and human-induced land degradation endangers the future survival of our planet. A new focus on achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) seeks to spark and grow transformative efforts to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation through gender- and socially-equitable means.

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Reports & Research
December, 2019
Global

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 include a target on land degradation neutrality (LDN) (SDG 15.3). Attaining and maintaining LDN requires addressing a land governance challenge to steer land management towards avoiding, reducing and reversing land degradation.

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