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News, Publications & Announcements - Land Tenure

May 2011
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT NEWSLETTER
May 2011 - Number 06

In this issue, we look plans underway for the launch of a new Global Soil Partnership, an ambitious attempt to support a global effort to work on common issues related to soil management. We also examine a regional project focused on assisting four Andean countries - Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador – with issues of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the agricultural sector. Finally, we invite you to participate in an online conference addressing issues related to policies and practices of water allocation in Asia, with a special focus on agriculture.

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May 2011
FAO head warns on land-grabbing
Foreign investment as tool for development

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April 2011
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT NEWSLETTER
April 2011 - Number 05

This month, we invite you to participate in the e-consultation on Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible governance of tenure of land and other natural resources. Following a lengthy regional consultation process, additional input is being requested prior to the drafting of the Zero Draft Guidelines. FAO Headquarters marked World Water Day 2011, examining the urgent need for safe water supplies for the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. Finally, we proudly announce the Chinese-language version of a disaster preparedness project web site, outlining the findings of a two-year project that took place in China’s Juye County. The site is now fully available in English and Chinese.

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April 2011
Finding common ground against weak governance
e-consultation Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

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April 2011
Voluntary Guidelines of tenure of land and other natural resources e-conference
18 April – 16 May 2011

For the past year, the Voluntary Guidelines Secretariat has been carrying out an extensive consultation process with stakeholders in all the regions. Participants from governments, civil society, private sector, academia and international organizations have provided valuable contributions that have contributed towards the First Draft of the Voluntary Guidelines. The Secretariat is eager to solicit contributions from participants who may not have been able to be present at the regional consultations. For this reason, an e-consultation is being held 18 April – 16 May. Participants are welcome to leave their comments on the e-consultation web site.

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