This publication is intended to support the use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. It is not intended to contradict the language of the Guide-lines as endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012 nor the role of states in their implementation. This publication has been developed with the financial assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and produced with the financial assistance from the European Union (EU). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of FAO, IFAD or the EU. The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.
The FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guides are part of FAO’s initiative to help develop capacities to improve tenure governance and thereby assist countries in applying the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.