Following the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in May 2012, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – in collaboration with its partners – developed a Global Programme to support the implementation of the VGGT.
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The project aimed to improve agricultural techniques targeting poor people in 84 poor communes in the provinces of Kratie, Preah Vihear and Ratanakiri. About 22,600 poor households were expected to benefit from the project’s activities.
Land and natural resource governance related interventions supported awareness raising on law related to land, running public meeting on legal implication of land law, and organizing workshop with key stakeholders including civil society on land law at provincial and district level.
Indigenous residents in Ratanakiri can assert their rights to municipal land titles and implementation of a sustainable land use in order to reduce food security.
LANDac is a partnership between Dutch organizations active in the field of land governance with the aim to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation by generating, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating knowledge. Some of its activities include PhD programmes, short-term research in collaboration with Southern partners, an annual Summer School on Land Governance, organization of meetings and lectures and providing a platform for a wider range of stakeholders involved in and interested in land governance in the Netherlands.
Strengthening civil society to defend their land rights.
FAO will add value to the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project through an approach known as transversal support. This approach is aimed at providing support across a number of projects/activities and it will support the mainstreaming and coordination of the VGGT into national activities in the four countries. This will ensure that the impact of the MRLG will be strengthened and, by supporting a holistic approach to land, fisheries and forests, extended to include the broader scope of interrelated natural resources.
The share of the Cambodian population having a legally protected access to land is socially balanced and has furthermore increased on the base of a spatial overall plan
The goal of the grant to the ILC was to enable poor women and men to achieve secure and equitable access to and control over land to enable them to increase their food security and overcome poverty and vulnerability.
The action aims at implementing the first half of ILC’s strategy 2016-2021 to realise land governance for and with people at the country level, responding to the needs and protecting the rights of those who live on and from the land, i.e. to bring about change at the country level. While the action is global across the 66 countries where ILC members operate, a special focus is on implementing National Engagement Strategies in 18 focus countries.
The Mekong region Land Governance programme aims at supporting farming families, especially those belonging to ethnic minorities, in securing their equitable access to, and control over agricultural land, forests and fisheries. The programme aims at strengthening the effectiveness of reform actors through learning, alliance building and regional cooperation with a view to assisting in the emergence of more equitable and sustainable policies and practices in the region.