This issue brief is an abridged version of the VGGT discussion paper, “The Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the context of National Food Security (VGGT) and the Proposed National Land Use and Management Act (NLUA)” that analyzes to what extent the salient principles and recommendations of the VGGT are substantially reflected in the National Land Use Act/NLUA (House Bill 108).
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2014Philippines
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsAugust, 2015Asia
This issue brief highlights the roots of land grabbing experienced in the aggrieved communities in seven countries. It also features the importance of advanced smallholder agriculture and local food industry, broadened land rights movement, and strengthened land governance in promoting the rights of the farmers.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2015Philippines
This publication is a lobby material to advocate the passage of the National Land Use Act. As one of the major outputs of the high level experts forum held last June 4, 2015, this abridged version of the proceedings highlights the experts’ discussion, answering the following key questions related to agriculture:
How do we define prime agricultural lands?
Should we have protected areas for agriculture i.e. prime agricultural lands, and how many hectares are needed to achieve food security?
What can LGUs do to ensure proper land use and protect agricultural lands?
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