FAO Fisheries Department

Countries adopt global guidelines on tenure of land, forests, fisheries



Historic international agreement on how tenure and access rights to natural resources key to food production should be handled.

In a landmark decision the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) today endorsed a set of far-reaching global guidelines aimed at helping governments safeguard the rights of people to own or access land, forests and fisheries.

The new Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security outline principles and practices that governments can refer to when making laws and administering land, fisheries and forests rights.