The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has provided support to the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) through capacity building around the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forest in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT). Key staff from the institution actively participated in training programs, stakeholder engagement forums, and consultations organized by FAO around the VGGT. The VGGT is a comprehensive global instrument that provides guidance to state and non-state actors on how to promote responsible tenure governance by providing guidance and 1information on internationally accepted practices for systems that will deal with the rights to use, manage and control land, fisheries, and forests. The intent of the FAO is to build the capacity of Liberian institutions such as the LLA to mainstream VGGT principles and practices into policies and regulatory instruments.
As part of its capacity building initiative on VGGT, the FAO organized two workshops, in Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2016/17. The training brought together a cross-section of participants, and key stakeholders in the Land, Fisheries and Forest sectors to learn, share experiences; and observe best practices as it pertains to the responsible governance of Tenure, Land, Fisheries, and Forest. A key outcome of the training was the development of specific actions plans to promote the implementation of VGGT fundamentals and principles.