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.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMarch, 2016Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesJanuary, 2017Global
This Guide was prepared to assist non-lawyers and to OpenLandContracts.org users in unpacking the technical provisions and language typically found in forestry contracts in order to better understand the contracts and the potential implications of specific provisions across a range of stakeholder interests.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesSeptember, 2018Global
This document provides guidance on how local communities can engage with investors to negotiate community-investor agreements. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to ensure that contract negotiations are clear, fair and equitable, and will guarantee the safeguard of project-affected communities’ land rights.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2018Global
This document provides guidance on how local communities can prepare for interactions with potential investors. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to engage with project-affected people to ensure the proper conduct of consultation and FPIC processes to safeguard the land and human rights of these communities.
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