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.
STEWARD is actively working in PZ1, training community members of Fintonia village, located in Sierra Leone. The local community has participated in workshops on a Geographical Positioning System (GPS) and the principles of community land-rights mapping.
Support to the implementation of UEMOA and ECOWAS environmental policies through support to the river basin authorities for the Niger and the Volta rivers in the following components:
1 Regional policy and legislation application and shared governance
2 Improvement of ecosystems for climate change adaptation and poverty reduction
This programme aims at supporting African stakeholders in strengthening the role of Africa's forests and trees to adapt to climate change in ways that enhance liverlihoods, sustain buidiversity and improve the quality of the environment
The programme aims to improve the structure of federations, unions and other groupings of farmer organizations, to provide capacity building for members and extend financial assistance for the development of specific value chains.
This list of countries is where an Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) has been COMPLETED.
The LGAF is a diagnostic tool that is implemented at the local level in a collaborative fashion, that addresses the need for guidance to diagnose and benchmark land governance, and that is intended to help countries prioritize reforms and monitor progress over time.
The objective of the project is to increase agricultural production and productivity through improved and sustainable use of natural water resources in the Niger Basin, thereby contributing to the improved food security and protection of the population from the impacts of climate change.
The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II program will build on the successes of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) predecessor “PRADD” project that was implemented under the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Property Rights and Resource Governance Task Order.
Summary: This project under the overall umbrella of the VGGT will serve to develop the capacity of stakeholders to implement improvements to tenure arrangements and thereby promote food security and sustainable development.
The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) II program will build on the successes of the predecessor PRADD project that was implemented under the Property Rights and Resource Governance Task Order.