70 delegates from civil society organisation in land, forestry and fishers will attend the Tenure Workshop organised by Masifundise.

The workshop, which takes place from 8 to 11 June, aims to increase the use of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of land, Fisheries and Forests among civil society and grassroots organisations in South Africa.

“Tenure defines people’s relationships with land, marine and other natural resources. It reflects who can access what and how that access and use of resources is governed” (Masifundise, 2015)

Masifundise has invited partner organisation working within the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector including the Trust for Community Outreach and Education (TCOE) and PLAAS.

“This workshop will examine how different communities with the fisheries and agriculture sector are affected by tenure arrangements,” comment Mandla Gqamlana, from Masifundise.

“We hope to raise awareness amongst community organisations about the Tenure Guidelines and also to have communities come up with their own strategies of how the can use the Guidelines for their benefit” he continued.

The workshop is convened with support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

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