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21 Jun 2016
A network of Civil Society Organizations around the world, with the technical support of FAO, issued this The People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests in an effort to further the implementation at grassroot levels of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests  (VGGT). This manual is a pedagogical and didactic guide to ease people’s understanding of the Guidelines and to provide a practical approach on how to use them. The People’s Manual is based on the precepts of popular education and was elaborated through a collective and participatory...
30 Sep 2014
Please click on the link below to see the list of INGOs holding with formal status with FAO. If you would like to know what to do in order to request formal status, please contact us: fao-civilsociety@fao.org
10 Dec 2013
This note is meant to serve as a guide on how to ensure balance representation of Civil Society organizations in FAO activities or processes. Balanced representativeness of Civil society has four main components that need to be ensured and look at, these are: constituencies, geography, gender andgroups. By ensuring that these four components are taking into account during relevant discussions, FAO will ensure that whether from meetings or processes,...
18 Jul 2013
Abstract: FAO has been working for many years with hundreds of civil society organizations (NGOs, community-based organizations, professional associations, networks, etc.) in technical work, emergency field operations, training and capacity building, and advocacy of best agricultural practices. Over the past years, civil society organizations (CSOs) have evolved in terms of coordination, structure, outreach, mobilization and advocacy capacity. In this period, FAO has also undergone changes in management, revised its Strategic Framework and given a new impetus to...