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The Manuals and Guidelines-resource type on the Land Portal brings together all the types of resources that aim to provide some sort of capacity building or learning-functions. Different terminologies are used by different organizations and institutions, such as frameworks, how-to-documents, guides, manuals, guidelines and general principles.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2015
Global

This guide discusses USAID’s recommendations for best practices related to the due diligence and structuring of land-based investments, with the goal of reducing risks and facilitating responsible projects that benefit both the private sector and local communities.

Manuals & Guidelines
December 2017
Global

This guide is primarily intended for private equity and real asset investors seeking to improve the risk profile of their portfolios and maximise their returns by investing in companies that manage their supply chains effectively. It provides information on what to look for and on how to engage with companies on E&S risks in supply chains.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2015
Global

This guide provides guidance on contract farming arrangements, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract. It provides a description of common contract terms and a discussion of legal issues and critical problems that may arise under various practical situations, illustrating how they may be treated under different legal systems.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2013
Africa

This resource provides tools for companies and buyers to improve responsibility and due diligence along the commodity supply chain, building on the Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (ASDP). It

• provides a brief introduction of the issues,

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2011
Global

This guide presents a range of best-practice measures for investors and their consultants aimed at managing environmental and social risks that they should carefully consider and implement across different commodity-related investments. It covers E&S risk assessments across different sectors of investments, and includes a special section on investments in agriculture and farmland.

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2014
Global

This guide provides companies with an overview of the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes, outlines the global opportunities and challenges it represents and summarises practical steps for implementing traceability programmes within company operations. It

Manuals & Guidelines
March 2013
Global

This guide aims to help businesses -companies, investors, buyers- understand, respect, and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities.

Manuals & Guidelines
November 2015
Global

This Guide provides advice for agribusiness companies on how to responsibly implement the FPIC principles in their operations. It is based on the revised RSPO standard (the Principles, Criteria and Indicators) pertinent to FPIC. The guide

• sets out the requirements of the RSPO Principles, Criteria and Indicators relevant to FPIC, and

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Manuals & Guidelines
July 2017
Global

This guidance is primarily directed at Rainforest Alliance auditors and farm or group administrator representatives that follow the Rainforest Alliance criteria. It can also be used more broadly by companies who aim to follow the FPIC principles in their operations.

Manuals & Guidelines
April 2017
Global

This guide provides information for companies in the mining, oil and gas sector - and their consultants - on how to undertake a gender impact assessment to gain and maintain a “social licence to operate” with impacted communities and avoid conflict and costly shut-downs. It

• describes some important principles and approaches that should underpin a gender impact assessment,

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