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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the conduct of environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) and the implementation of associated environmental and social management plans (ESMPs).

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the form and content of contracts between them in relation to agricultural investments.

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This toolkit identifies common key questions that decision-makers can use to develop or review laws on community forestry. It consists of key points for inclusive, consistent reforms that are conductive to consensus and a series of questionnaires on ten key thematic areas aiming at providing a strong foundation for community forestry-related laws: Land and forest tenure, Allocation of community forests, Community internal governance, Community participation and representation, Community forestry management, Access to markets, Benefit sharing, Conflict resolution, Enforcement and External support.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the type of information about agricultural investments that they should make publicly available.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to ensure that agricultural investments respect existing land rights, both formal and informal, and thereby avert land disputes.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to ensure that the impact of agricultural investments on water resources is effectively measured, monitored, and regulated.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on the overall approach to consulting, engaging, and partnering with local communities, to bridge gaps in information and expectation between communities and companies and create the social license to operate.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to assist people from surrounding areas in gaining formal employment at the investment.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on negotiating, designing, and implementing community development agreements with local communities in ways that benefit them.

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This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how they can provide effective remedies to affected parties who perceive that their rights have been adversely affected by invesments.