Resource Material 4

Resource Package 4: Guidance

RIPL Resource Platform

La plateforme de ressources RIPL (Responsible Investments in Property & Land) de Landesa offre des orientations pratiques et échelonnées, aux entreprises, aux gouvernements et aux communautés pour qu'ils réalisent des investissements socialement responsables sur les terres agricoles. Cette plateforme de ressources s'appuie sur les orientations existantes dans le but de synthétiser les meilleures pratiques, de fournir des exemples concrets en vue de combler les lacunes existantes et d'uniformiser les règles du jeu en développant des conseils adaptés à de multiples parties prenantes de l'investissement.

This is the go-to resource for most stakeholders and contains many of the materials below

Land Portal

The Land Portal works to help partners to create, curate and disseminate land governance data and information to become part of a more inclusive, friendly and accessible information landscape. 

This database contains a huge amount of information and research. It can be a little overwhelming. Contact an Admin if you need assistance.

Namati – Community Land Protection

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program supports communities to use national land laws to protect their customary and indigenous lands. Our integrated approach combines the legal and technical work of mapping and documentation with the local governance work of resolving land conflicts, ensuring intra-community equity, and strengthening mechanisms for accountable and participatory management of land and natural resources.

Forest People’s Program Resources

Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods. We work to create political space for forest peoples to secure their rights, control their lands and decide their own futures.

IFC Participatory Monitoring Guide

One way to help satisfy stakeholder concerns and promote transparency
is to involve project-affected stakeholders in monitoring
the implementation of mitigation measures or other environmental
and social programs. Such participation, and the flow of information
generated through this process, can also encourage local stakeholders
to take a greater degree of responsibility for their
environment and welfare in relation to the project, and to feel
empowered that they can do something practical to address
issues that affect their lives. Participatory monitoring also tends to
strengthen relationships between the project and its stakeholders

Open Land Contracts

OpenLandContracts.org is a repository of publicly available investment contracts for land, agriculture, and forestry projects. It features plain language summaries of key provisions and provides tools for searching and comparing contracts. Learn more

Land Links (USAID)

The USAID Land and Urban Office will help ensure that land governance systems are effective, accessible, and responsive. We will achieve this by testing innovative models for securing land tenure and property rights and disseminating best practice as it relates to securing land rights and improving resource governance within the USG and our development partners.

Why Agreements Matter (Rio Tinto)

Why agreements matter:
a resource guide for integrating
agreements into Communities and
Social Performance work at Rio Tinto.


Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure of Land

The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.


Guide d’analyse ex-ante de projets d’investissements agricoles à emprise foncière (AFD)

Cette publication s'appuie sur les travaux des membres du Comité technique " Foncier et développement " mis en place par l'AFD et le MAE. Elle présente un Cadre d'analyse et un Guide que chaque institution peut désormais s'approprier et utiliser pour faire évoluer ses procédures internes d'évaluation de ses projets.


Respecting Land and Forest Rights: Guide for Companies (Interlaken Group & RRI)

The Interlaken Group and RRI developed this Guide to support senior-level and operational teams at companies an entry point to understanding and implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forestry in the context of National Food Security (VGGT)


Analytical Framework for Land-Based Investments in African Agriculture

Le cadre analytique pour les investissements fonciers dans l'agriculture africaine vise à aider les investisseurs à s'assurer que leurs investissements fonciers sont inclusifs, durables, transparents et respectent les droits de l'Homme.


Operational Guidelines for Responsible Land-Based Investment

This guide discusses USAID’s recommendations for best practices related to the due diligence and structuring of land-based investments, with the goal of reducing risks and facilitating responsible projects that benefit both the private sector and local communities


Guides techniques sur la gouvernance des régimes fonciers (FAO)

Les guides techniques sur la gouvernance des régimes fonciers font partie de l'initiative de la FAO visant à développer les capacités d'amélioration de la gouvernance des régimes fonciers. Ces guides sont, entre autres :

  • Gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers : guide technique pour les investisseurs
  • Préserver les droits fonciers dans le cadre des investissementsagricoles
  • Respecter le consentement préalable, donné librement et enconnaissance de cause
  • La gouvernance foncière pour les femmes et les hommes
  • Valoriser les droits fonciers


Responsible Investing for Property and Land (RIPL) Guidebook Suite

Landesa’s RIPL translates international guidelines and best practices for responsible investments in agricultural and into step-by-step instruction guidebooks. Model Guidebooks included:

  • Business Enterprises Considering Agricultural Investment
  • Governments Considering Agricultural Investment
  • Communities considering Agricultural Investment


Strengthening Community Understanding of Free, Prior and Informed Consent Trainer’s Manual (OXFAM)

This trainer’s manual strengthens and builds capacity of community activists, community based organisations (CBOs), other non-government organisations (NGOs) and community educators to support communities understand Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).


Investors Survey on Land Rights Perceptions and practices of the private sector on land and resource tenure risk

Ce rapport identifie les facteurs de risque liés au régime foncier des investissements utilisant la terre en se basant sur les opinions du secteur privé. Ce rapport permet ensuite aux investisseurs et aux opérateurs de comparer leurs propres performances à celles des autres et de découvrir les meilleures pratiques qu'ils n'ont peut-être pas encore essayées.


Le risque financier d'un régime foncier précaire : une analyse axée sur l'investissement (en anglais) (TMP Systems & RRI)

Ce document examine les conséquences financières réelles de l'investissement sur des terres dont les droits d'occupation sont contestés. Il démontre que les entreprises qui ignorent la question du régime foncier s'exposent à des risques importants, voire extrêmes dans certains cas.


Communities as Counterparties (TMP)

Cette analyse décrit le schéma général des conflits entre les entreprises et les communautés locales dans les concessions sur les marchés émergents et naissants. L'identification de ces schémas est la première étape pour la mise en place de meilleures pratiques de gestion du risque.


La gouvernance foncière pour les femmes et les hommes : un guide technique pour soutenir la réalisation d'une gouvernance responsable et équitable des régimes fonciers selon le genre (FAO)

This technical guide on La gouvernance foncière pour les femmes et les hommes aims to assist implementation of the Guidelines’ principle of gender equality through the achievement of responsible gender-equitable governance of land tenure.


FPIC Primer: Part of the Responsible Investment in Property and Land (RIPL) Guidebook Series

The Primer describes the four key elements of FPIC. The Primer provides detailed steps that business enterprises and governments can take to ensure compliance with FPIC alongside additional resources for further guidance on how to adhere to the principles of FPIC


Gender Primer: Part of Responsible Investment in Property and Land (RIPL) Guidebook Series

The Gender Primers provides step by step details, including a checklist of questions at each step, of what is required to ensure that women and men are aware of and benefit from a proposed land transaction.


Vulnerable Groups Primer: Part of Responsible Investment in Property and Land (RIPL) Guidebook Series

This Primer includes guidance for including and protecting vulnerable groups in the context of a land-based investment. It includes the following:

  • An overview of who may qualify for inclusion in a vulnerable group and descriptions of specific vulnerable groups
  • Step-by-step guidance tracking the RIPL Guidebook


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