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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

 

The VGGT are the internationally negotiated framework to improve land governance. Drafted by over 1000 stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the VGGT were negotiated by Member States of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and endorsed on 11 May 2012. According to the Land governance programme map and database of the Global Donor Working Group on Land, there are currently 253 active programmes worth 2.6 billion USD related to the VGGT.

  

Understanding the VGGT

Purpose, stakeholders, content
and history of VGGT
 

Putting the VGGT into practice

What does implementation mean?
Who can Implement?
How is implementation monitored?

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Organisations

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was set up in 1974 as an intergovernmental body to serve as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies. In 2009 the Committee went through a reform process to ensure that the voices of other stakeholders were heard in the global debate on food security and nutrition. The vision of the reformed CFS is to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together in a coordinated way to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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.

Library

Experiences and Good Practices In The Use and Application of The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) - Summary and Key Elements cover image
Rapports et recherches
juillet 2016
Global

At its 42nd Plenary session in 2015, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) decided to hold a global thematic event at the 43rd session in October 2016 to share experiences and take stock of the use and application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), as a contribution to monitorin

Documents de politique et mémoires
mars 2018
Afrique du Sud

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.

Voluntary Guide on the Responsible Governance of land fisheries and forests in the context of national food security
Rapports et recherches
décembre 2012
Afrique
Algérie
Égypte
Libye
Maroc
Soudan
Tunisie
Burundi
Comores
Djibouti
Érythrée
Éthiopie
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Maurice
Mozambique
Rwanda
Seychelles
Somalie
Soudan du Sud
République-Unie de Tanzanie
Ouganda
Zambie
Zimbabwe
Angola
Cameroun
République centrafricaine
Tchad
Congo
République démocratique du Congo
Guinée équatoriale
Gabon
Sao Tomé-et-Principe
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibie
Afrique du Sud
Eswatini
Bénin
Burkina Faso
Cap-Vert
Gambie
Ghana
Guinée
Guinée-Bissau
Côte d'Ivoire
Libéria
Mali
Mauritanie
Niger
Nigéria
Sénégal
Sierra Leone
Togo
Amériques
Antigua-et-Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbade
Cuba
Dominique
République dominicaine
Grenade
Haïti
Jamaïque
Saint-Kitts-et-Nevis
Sainte-Lucie
Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines
Trinité-et-Tobago
Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexique
Nicaragua
Panama
Argentine
Bolivie
Brésil
Chili
Colombie
Équateur
Guyana
Paraguay
Pérou
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
Amérique septentrionale
Canada
États-Unis d'Amérique
Asie
Kazakhstan
Kirghizistan
Tadjikistan
Turkménistan
Ouzbékistan
Chine
République populaire démocratique de Corée
Japon
Mongolie
République de Corée
Brunéi Darussalam
Cambodge
Indonésie
Laos
Malaisie
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapour
Thaïlande
Viet Nam
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhoutan
Inde
Iran
Maldives
Népal
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Arménie
Azerbaïdjan
Bahreïn
Chypre
Géorgie
Iraq
Israël
Jordanie
Koweït
Liban
Oman
Qatar
Arabie saoudite
République arabe syrienne
Turquie
Émirats arabes unis
Yémen
Europe
Bélarus
Bulgarie
République tchèque
Hongrie
Moldova
Pologne
Fédération de Russie
Slovaquie
Ukraine
Danemark
Estonie
Îles Féroé
Finlande
Islande
Irlande
Lettonie
Lituanie
Norvège
Suède
Royaume-Uni
Albanie
Andorre
Bosnie-Herzégovine
Croatie
Grèce
Saint-Siège
Italie
Macédoine du Nord
Malte
Monténégro
Portugal
Saint-Marin
Serbie
Slovénie
Espagne
Autriche
Belgique
France
Allemagne
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Monaco
Pays-Bas
Suisse
Océanie
Australie
Nouvelle-Zélande
Fidji
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Îles Salomon
Vanuatu
Kiribati
Îles Marshall
Micronésie
Nauru
Palaos
Îles Cook
Nioué
Samoa
Tokélaou
Tonga
Tuvalu
Global

The VGGT represent the first inter-governmental consensus on the principles and accepted standards for the responsible governance of tenure for governments, international organisations, communities, and the private sector.

ANGOC: Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security cover image
Documents de politique et mémoires
juillet 2016
Asie
Global

This document was written by the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) with the view of increasing awareness and understanding in the context of the Philippines of the VGGT.

Ressources et Outils d'entraînement
novembre 2017
Global

ActionAid International has been working over the last few years with women and rural communities to challenge commercialization of land, which leads to loss of their rights to land.

Data

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This qualitative dataset shows how national laws measure up against the international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established in Section 16 of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs). The UN Committee on World Food Security, a body consisting of 193 governments, endorsed the VGGTs in 2012.

The dataset contains indicators which ask yes or no questions about the legal provisions established in national laws.

Map of Donors (Land governance Programme Map)

The original dataset - Land governance Programme Map & Database by Global Donor Platform For Rural Development - retains more than 800 projects which are being implemented in 140+ countries. The Map & Database contains information about the location, duration, funding and scope of each programme, as well as on the specific aspects of the Voluntary Guidelines it supports.

This dataset lists the countries that have officially endorsed the VGGT  as part of three international forums between 2012 and 2015. They include: 

  • the 2012 Committee on World Food Security (CFS 2012), 
  • the 2014 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA 2014)
  • or the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2015 (GFFA 2015)

 

Events

27 octobre 2021 to 28 octobre 2021
Asia du sud-est
Cambodge
Laos
Myanmar
Viet Nam
Global

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
15 juillet 2021
Afrique
Amériques
Asie
Europe
Italie
Océanie

La Plateforme de partenariat pour la transformation agroécologique (TPP pour son sigle en anglais) et ses partenaires ont le plaisir de vous inviter à un événement virtuel le 15 juillet (12h à 14h UTCsoit 14h à 16h CEST) qui vise à découvrir la manière dont des politiques dynamiques et adaptées au contexte peuvent contribuer à la transition vers des systèmes alimentaires plus durables et agroéc

Organizers: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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2 juin 2021
Afrique
Amériques
Asie
Europe
Océanie

Participez à ce webinaire de l'IIED le mercredi 2 juin pour discuter des défis et des opportunités concernant la voix et le pouvoir d’agence des producteurs dans la conception et la mise en œuvre du nouveau différentiel de revenu décent (DRD) au Ghana et en Côte d'Ivoire.

Organizers: 
International Institute for Environment and Development
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
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10 mai 2020 to 14 mai 2020

Emplacement

RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
Pays-Bas
NL
Global

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, FIG Working Week 2020 has been cancelled. However, the programme, all abstracts and both peer review and regular papers have been published in the FIG 2020 Working Week website. There might be some online webinars/meetings, which will be informed in the event website.

Organizers: 
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Kadaster International
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Geo-Informatie Nederland

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Instruments like the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are "voluntary", i.e., legally non-binding. These instruments are intended to have a direct influence on the governance of the tenure practice of states by providing an internationally recognized set of principles, and by simultaneously encouraging good practices.

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