Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Three Pillars of Upland Governance

by Antonio C. Antonio
January 20, 2015

In the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Framework, there are three main actors in upland governance; therefore, (1) The Government; (2) The Private Sector; and, (3) Civil Society (Antonio, 2015).  The FAO Framework recommends the necessary institutionalization of at least three pillars of upland governance, such as:

1.     POLICY which provides the institutional, legal and regulatory framework.  A policy is a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual;
2.     PLANNING which comprises the detailed planning and decision-making processes.  Planning is also the process of making plans for something; and,
3.     IMPLEMENTATION that highlights the need for effective enforcement and compliance.  Implementation is the process of putting a decision or plan into effect/execution.

In institutionalizing these three pillars of upland governance, sustainability should be the underlying reason.  Sustainability, in the world of natural science and environment, is the preservation and development of natural resources for use of the present and future generations.  Sustainability gives purpose and meaning to the three pillars of upland governance.

Just my little thoughts…

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