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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Summary: This project under the overall umbrella of the VGGT will serve to develop the capacity of stakeholders to implement improvements to tenure arrangements and thereby promote food security and sustainable development. The project is implemented in 19 countries, namely Malawi, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Mali, Uganda, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire; Myanmar, Nepal, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia; Kyrgyzstan; Guatemala, Colombia.
The goal of the Program for Land Use and Economic Development of Niayes (PADEN) is to help to increase production and marketing of onions, garlic, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, cabbages, limes, watermelons, mangoes, papayas, and strawberries in the Niayes region. The purpose of the project is to increase the incomes of 9,000 producers (women and men), to make them true entrepreneurs, and to protect the region’s natural resources. At least half of these producers are women.
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.
This project funded by the Federal Government of Germany is intended to form part of the overall support programme specifically envisaged to provide targeted support for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).
The purpose of the project is to support the dissemination and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines, through a multi-stakeholder platform bringing together representatives from the public and private sector, research, civil society and farmers' organizations, with the aim to support the ongoing process of improving land governance.
A VGGT based forest tenure assessment framework/tool was developed and tested to evaluate the forest tenure related policies, laws, institutions, and administration in order to identify areas for improvement with respect to the VGGT principles, as well as identify and prioritize actions for strengthening governance of forest tenure in country.
A Community based forestry assessment framework/tool was developed and tested to evaluate the extent, enabling environment including tenure, and effectiveness in order to identify areas for improvement. The framework provides for assessment of a range of tenure regimes providing for participatory forestry in country.
The project builds on the lessons of PAFA, which is being implemented in the Groundnut basin, and aims to improve the livelihoods of 25,000 farmers households in the regions of Kaolack, Fatick, Kaffrine and Diourbel and the Louga agro-pastoral region, through their incorporation into diversified, profitable value chains. It specifically intends to improve food security and the income of small-scale producers and to create jobs for rural inhabitants, especially young people and women.
Activities related to land governance support formal land allocation and women's access to land.
The aim of the project is to improve incomes and livelihoods of 14,000 farmers households, specifically women and young people, in Senegal's groundnut basin. It intends to integrate farmers into profitable value chains based on local agro-ecological potential. Its most innovative feature is its focus on consolidating local value chains as instruments for fostering broad-based, self-sustaining and inclusive local development. Focusing especially on women and youth, it facilitates access to finance for harvesting, processing and packaging activities to allow better market placement.