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People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests

23 June 2016

This publication is intended to support the use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. It is not intended to contradict the language of the Guidelines as endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012 nor the role of states in their implementation.

The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security is the first global exhaustive tool on the tenure of land and natural resources developed through an open inter-governmental process with the full and effective participation of a vast array of relevant actors.

In such document, internationally accepted principles and norms were established to define responsible practices for the use and control of land, fisheries and forests. The Guidelines are a point of departure, not one of arrival. That was the philosophy behind the efforts that all engaged actors made to achieve this milestone consensus endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in May 2012.

Find out everything about the Guidelines and their importance for the European and global peasantry in the full downloadable pdf documents.

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