Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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The overarching goals of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security are to achieve food security for all and support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security. While supporting efforts towards the eradication of hunger and poverty, the Guidelines are also intended to contribute to achieving sustainable livelihoods, social stability, housing security, rural development, environmental protection, and sustainable social and economic development.

Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
Guidance on land tenure (B2) has been developed by the FAO, through its Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure. The Guidelines serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for practices for the responsible governance of land tenure. They provide a framework that countries can use when developing their own strategies, policies, legislation, programmes and activities.

STAPER categories:
  • B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure

Resource Type:
White Paper