The land rush observed since 2008 has prompted numerous initiatives to investigate this phenomenon and understand its impact on local land and property rights. In May 2012 the international community agreed on a set of Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests.
Having played an active role in the international debates that led to the formulation of these guidelines, France now needs to ensure that its institutional actors apply and abide by them. The guide and analytical framework presented in this publication are specifically designed to help them do so.
The document is also available in French here.