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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) 

  • Target audience: all relevant stakeholders (emphasis on vulnerable and marginalized people)
     

  • Industry: agriculture (crops, forestry, fisheries) 
     

  • Year endorsed: 2014
     

  • Overview: The VGGT are internationally accepted standards for responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests. Section 12 is specifically about responsible investments in land, fisheries and forests. 
     

  • Links to other global instruments: FPIC, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security, and other international human rights instruments. 

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