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Inclusive and Sustainable Territorial Governance for Food Security: Sharing Lessons from Around the World

The Global Land Forum held in Antigua, Guatemala, 23-24 April 2013, brought together 273 representatives from 47 countries in Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia and Europe, representing farmers, indigenous peoples, women’s organisations, NGOs, research centres, trade unions, multilateral institutions, and government representatives, including at the highest level for Guatemala.

The Forum was jointly hosted by the Asociacion Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (CODECA), Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), Coordinacion de ONG y Cooperativas (CONGCOOP), Unión Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas (UVOC), Oxfam-Guatemala and the International Land Coalition.

The Forum convened to debate and advance a common understanding of the complex and dynamic political, economic, environmental and societal linkages between land governance, food security, poverty, and democracy, noting that land rights are critical to meeting challenges such as territorial development, environmental stewardship, climate change, food security, responsible investment, peace-building, and Indigenous People’s self-determination.
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