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Improving governance of pastoral lands: implementing the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

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On 11 May 2012, the Committee on World Food Security endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT; hereafter also referred to as the Guidelines). The Guidelines are intended to contribute to global and national efforts towards the eradication of hunger and poverty by promoting secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests.

This technical guide on Improving the governance of pastoral lands provides advice and examples of how to strengthen governance of tenure in a pastoral context, recognizing the complexity of pastoral tenure arrangements and the great diversity of pastoral societies worldwide. It complements other technical guides, including Governing tenure rights to commons, Governing land for women and men, Improving governance of forest tenure, Responsible governance of tenure and the law, and Respecting free, prior and informed consent.

Full citation

Davies, J., P. Herrera, J. Ruiz-Mirazo, J. Mohamed-Katere, I. Hannam and E. Nuesri. Improving governance of pastoral lands: implementing the voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security. FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guide. Rome: FAO. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5771e.pdf

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