Development finance and land rights: leveraging the VGGT to enhance food systems, climate resilience, and land degradation neutrality | Land Portal
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Neil Sorensen, neil.sorensen@landportal.org
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information. We help developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices and ensure good nutrition for all.

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As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector, and governments of other countries.

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The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.

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The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

 

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English
Spanish
French

The 49th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be held virtually from 11 to 14 October 2021. The Land Portal Foundation together with the FAO, GIZ, RVO, the UNCCD and USAID are holding a side event on “Development Finance and Land Rights: Leveraging the VGGT to Enhance Food Systems, Climate Resilience, and Land Degradation Neutrality” on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 12:45 to 14:15 CEST.

Despite wide international recognition, financing and investment in land rights remain marginal in comparison to overall development investment. This side event will bring together key actors to discuss the state of art of finance and philanthropy for land and property rights as crucial mechanisms for creating sustainable food systems, enhancing climate resilience, and achieving land degradation neutrality. Participants in the event will hear about the cutting edge of philanthropy and development investment in land and property rights from world's foremost experts. Member countries and other key stakeholders will obtain key information to support decision making processes for improved operationalization of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT). The overall aim of this event is to lay the building blocks for improved development mechanisms for land and property rights, and ultimately sustainable agriculture, enhanced food security and nutrition.
 
Participants in the side event will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion and submit questions to the panelists. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be provided (TBC).

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