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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2016
    Global

    This guide was developed to assist non-lawyers in better understanding agricultural investment contracts, such as those available on OpenLandContracts.org. Agricultural investment contracts can be complex, and some provisions may be difficult to understand. The Guide provides explanations for a range of common provisions, and includes a Glossary of legal and technical terms.

  2. Library Resource
    Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI): Knowledge into Action Notes series - 24 - Enhancing local economic impact cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2017
    Global

    This note is part of the RAI Knowledge into Action Notes series and provides guidance on how to ensure that an agricultural investment generates positive impacts on the local economy by encouraging and supporting opportunities arising for individuals, farmers, businesses, and institutions.

  3. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2015
    Global

    This guide discusses USAID’s recommendations for best practices related to the due diligence and structuring of land-based investments, with the goal of reducing risks and facilitating responsible projects that benefit both the private sector and local communities. This guide is also designed to help companies identify practical steps to align their policies and actions with international policy consensus on land governance and land rights.

  4. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2015
    Global

    This guide provides guidance on contract farming arrangements, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract. It provides a description of common contract terms and a discussion of legal issues and critical problems that may arise under various practical situations, illustrating how they may be treated under different legal systems.

  5. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2014
    Global

    This guide provides companies with an overview of the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes, outlines the global opportunities and challenges it represents and summarises practical steps for implementing traceability programmes within company operations. It

    • defines traceability and explores its history, benefits and challenges, including an overview of current collaborative schemes on traceability,

  6. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    November, 2015
    Global

    This Guide provides advice for agribusiness companies on how to responsibly implement the FPIC principles in their operations. It is based on the revised RSPO standard (the Principles, Criteria and Indicators) pertinent to FPIC. The guide

    • sets out the requirements of the RSPO Principles, Criteria and Indicators relevant to FPIC, and

    • provides recommendations of best practice for how to achieve compliance with these requirements.

  7. Library Resource
    Guide for Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Processes cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    July, 2017
    Global

    This guidance is primarily directed at Rainforest Alliance auditors and farm or group administrator representatives that follow the Rainforest Alliance criteria. It can also be used more broadly by companies who aim to follow the FPIC principles in their operations. It describes • he cases where an FPIC process is required; and • the steps required in the FPIC process, in cases where an FPIC process is necessary.

  8. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2017
    Global

    This guide provides information for companies in the mining, oil and gas sector - and their consultants - on how to undertake a gender impact assessment to gain and maintain a “social licence to operate” with impacted communities and avoid conflict and costly shut-downs. It

    • describes some important principles and approaches that should underpin a gender impact assessment,

    • provides a framework for companies to identify, understand and respond to the gender impacts of an extractive industry project, and

    • outlines some key concepts, definitions and case studies.

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