Audio: The Implications of the FAO's New Voluntary Guildelines on Land Tenure
- Nov 15, 2012
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The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Securityrepresent an inclusive, transparent international agreement on the governance of tenure to promote food security and sustainable development by protecting the legitimate tenure rights of millions of people and improving secure access to land, fisheries, and forests. Endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the guidelines have received global recognition, including at the recent G8, G20, and Rio +20 meetings, but their real value will be determined by their contribution to changes in the lives and the livelihoods of men and women around the globe, and particularly of the vulnerable and marginalized. This event will explore the the consultative process stakeholders undertook to create the Guidelines, their technical scope and the implications of their implementation throughout the world.