People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests
A guide for promotion, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
This manual was published by the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty in 2016. You can find it here.
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on May 11, 2012. Almost 10 years after their adoption, it is still relevant to use them to strengthen the rights of peasants contained in the UNDROP. The guidelines can be used by peasant, fisheries and pastoralist organizations, indigenous peoples, landless people, women and youth, and civil society as a whole, to assert their rights.
This People’s Manual is a pedagogical and didactic guide, which aims to make it easier to understand the Guidelines and to provide a practical approach to people on how to use them in their struggles. It highlights the parts that offer answers to their needs and provides advice on mechanisms, strategies and actions that can be adopted to generate dialogue and to defend human rights and social justice in the processes, institutions and activities of governance of natural resources.