The Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of
Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security
(VGGT) are a globally negotiated and agreed framework endorsed in the
Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in 2012.
The VGGT represent agreement on the minimum standards for
land governance. While voluntary, they
constitute a global consensus on a set of norms. They reflect knowledge
and lessons learnt from decades of work on land tenure and governance of
natural resources. Now, four years on, what has been done to realise these principles?
What are the current debates surrounding implementation of the VGGT?
What challenges and obstacles have emerged, and how are they being
addressed and resolved?