After being approached by several companies for guidance on this important issue, USAID is developing a practical guide to help the private sector make its agricultural investments more sustainable and inclusive and less risky from a land tenure perspective, in line with provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) and the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI) relevant to private investment. Attached below is an initial draft of such guidance, specifically designed for a private sector audience. In order to make this guidance as useful and comprehensive as possible, USAID is opening the practical guide to public consultation. We hope to learn from a broad range of stakeholders from civil society, academia and the private sector, and will update this document as new lessons and experiences emerge from these groups. We hope that this draft is a useful contribution to the on-going global discussion on this critical topic and we look forward to your comments.
To ensure that comments from all reviewers can be properly organized and considered, USAID requests that reviewers use the form below for providing feedback on the practical guide. If you are commenting on a particular section of the practical guide, please be sure to indicate the paragraph number and sentence. We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on this document. If you have any questions or you would prefer to submit comments via email, please contact Yuliya Neyman (firstname.lastname@example.org).