Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security (VGGT)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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General Principles

Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security (VGGT)

  Dec 01th, 2012

The VGGT represent the first inter-governmental consensus on the principles and accepted standards for the responsible governance of tenure for governments, international organisations, communities, and the private sector. Their aim is to promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment.The Guidelines serve as a reference and set out principles and internationally accepted standards for practices for the responsible governance of tenure. They allow governments, civil society, the private sector and citizens to judge whether their proposed actions and the actions of others constitute acceptable practices.