This guide examines the role and responsibilities of private sector lawyers when advising their clients on agricultural investments. It discusses how lawyers can prevent and/or address and mitigate adverse human rights impacts on holders of legitimate tenure rights when advising on or conducting their due diligence and risk assessment processes on behalf of their clients. It provides a number of key recommendations, including on how to align legal advice with the VGGT and CFS-RAI
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2019Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2017Global
This technical guide is aimed at legal professionals working with governments, civil society, the private sector or development agencies as well as law societies, notaries, judges and all those who are interested in understanding the role of law in giving effect to the provisions of the Guidelines (VGGT). It reviews the legal implications of the Guidelines and provides guidance on assessing national legislation, legal reform and improved implementation as well as the settlement of disputes.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMarch, 2017Global
This document provides information on implementation of VGGT and a number of checklists that might be helpful for investors and companies on the following topics: Tenure Rights Risk Management Checklist (II.B), Consultation and Negotiation Checklist (III.B), Grievances and Dispute Resolution Checklist (IV.B) and Transparency and Corruption Checklist (V.B).
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2015Global
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Italy, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil
This river basin overview describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in the La Plata basin. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of this transboundary river basin and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Italy, Mexico, Panama
Information on water use is required for political, economic and academic decision making on issues affecting everyone?s life. Owing to ﬁ nancial constraints, it is difﬁ cult to have complete and comprehensive information on everything related to water. Techniques and methodologies are, therefore, used to affordably maximize control. To improve understanding of the different techniques and methodologies used to generate information, the AQUASTAT team sent thematic questionnaires to approximately 170 countries in April 2009.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2018India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Italy
This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Bangladesh. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2018Mozambique, Burundi, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan, Pakistan, Niger, Malawi
Land, fisheries, forests and other natural resources provide a basis for livelihoods and social, cultural and religious practices. However, most people in rural areas in developing countries do not have any form of documentation to protect their land and natural resources rights, which puts their livelihoods and consequently their food and nutrition security are at risk. Secure tenure rights promote responsible investment in agriculture that could increase productivity and enhance food security and nutrition.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Angola, Benin, United States of America, Indonesia, Niger, Cameroon, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chile, China, Guinea, Rwanda, Yemen, South Sudan, Sudan, Mexico, Brazil, Global
The report “Transforming the livestock sector through the sustainable development goals” examines the sector’s interaction with each of the SDGs, as well as the potential synergies, trade-offs, and complex interlinkages involved. The publication is intended to serve as a reference framework for Member States as they move forward to realize livestock’s potentially major contribution to the Agenda 2030.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2018Kenya, Somalia, Italy, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia
This country profile describes the state of the water resources and water use, as well as the state of agricultural water management in Somalia. The aim of this report is to describe the particularities of the country and the problems met in the development of the water resources, and irrigation in particular.
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