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.
The Land Tenure Security Activity is part of the Irrigation and Water Resource Management Project. It provide support to identify and secure land rights, including existing rights and those of farmers benefiting from the project, and to mitigate conflicts that might arise from ambiguities regarding property rights, increasing land values, and increased demand for land.
The grant provides support to improve the understanding of changing land access and use by poor rural people in sub-Saharan Africa and to use that understanding for improved design, implementation and impact of development policies, programmes and projects.
The project aims to increase stakeholders knowledge on the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Voluntary Guidelines) and promote the development, implementation and monitoring of policies, laws and practices that improve the governance of tenure.
Support to the implementation of UEMOA and ECOWAS environmental policies through support to the river basin authorities for the Niger and the Volta rivers in the following components:
1 Regional policy and legislation application and shared governance
2 Improvement of ecosystems for climate change adaptation and poverty reduction
This programme aims at supporting African stakeholders in strengthening the role of Africa's forests and trees to adapt to climate change in ways that enhance liverlihoods, sustain buidiversity and improve the quality of the environment
The programme's goal is to contribute to rural poverty reduction and stimulate economic growth of 50,000 households in the regions of Matam, Tambacounda, Kedougou and Kolda, focusing on enhancing supply of agricultural production; on value addition and marketing.
The project aims to strengthen access and security of tenure by promoting and mainstreaming the principles of the Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests (VGGTs)at the appropriate levels. This is a grant to IPAR.