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The Land Matrix is an independent global land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in low- and middle-income countries across the world. The initiative actively collects information about land deals from publicly available sources (such as media, internet, research, contracts, and government and company websites), while partner organisations contribute through their own field research. A network of reporters (including civil society organisations, researchers, and practitioners) validate and collect additional information as well. The Land Matrix’s online open access platform strives to stimulate inclusive debate on the trends and impacts of such acquisitions, facilitate wide participation in collecting and sharing information about these deals, and contribute to the growing movement towards open data. In this way, the initiative aims to support greater public involvement in critical decisions that affect the lives of land-users and strengthen the positions of more vulnerable stakeholders in the political and administrative processes that govern access to land.

For more information about land deals and how data is captured, analysed, and used by the Land Matrix, please visit www.landmatrix.org

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Reports & Research
November, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

El dossier 2020 de la Land Matrix LAC es el segundo que publicamos. De este modo renovamos el compromiso de investigar los efectos sociales y ambientales que generan las transacciones de gran escala y a partir de estos resultados, incidir en políticas publicas que puedan mitigar el acaparamiento de tierras. Una vez más una gran cantidad de instituciones han colocado su trabajo en este dossier. Lo agradecemos y las alentamos a seguir.

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UNA PERSPECTIVA POR PAÍS

Reports & Research
July, 2020
Brazil

 Este perfil paÍs presenta una descripción detallada de las GTT en Brasil a partir de datos extraídos utilizando filtros regionales del sitio web de Land Matrix. En algunos casos, se incluyeron transacciones que cumplían con criterios diferentes a los de la base de datos global, tales como aquellas transacciones de alcance meramente nacional o doméstico. Se incluyeron las GTT agrícolas y forestales, entre muchas otras intenciones de inversión, pero se excluyeron aquellas destinadas a operaciones mineras.

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RICSlandjournal
Journal Articles & Books
May, 2020
Global

Soaring food and fuel prices and the instability of global financial markets have prompted agri-businesses, investment banks, and food- and energy-hungry nations to secure resources in countries where land is available, or is made available, for investment. Given that access to land is closely linked to food security, poverty alleviation, sustainable livelihoods and rural transformation, and that large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) can hinder such access, it’s important to monitor these deals.

(please refer to page 12 of the journal to read more) 

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Reports & Research
May, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

El fenómeno de las grandes transacciones de tierras ha generado debates con respecto al cambio de uso del suelo, la gobernanza de la tierra y el acceso a los recursos naturales. En América Latina las grandes transacciones de tierras están asociadas al acaparamiento de tierras, a partir de la extranjerización y la concentración de tierra. El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar los inversores de las grandes transacciones de tierras en América Latina.

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A Country Perspective

Policy Papers & Briefs
January, 2020
Kenya

In Kenya, the total land area of the country is 58 million hectares (ha), of which only around 10% is classified as arable land. As of January 2020, the Land Matrix had recorded a total of 14 concluded deals in the country, totalling 269 411 ha, or just 0.46% of the total land area. Although this is a relatively small land footprint, these deals may still have significant implications for local communities and indigenous people. It is important to note that in this country profile, regional filters were used to sort and extract the data on the Land Matrix online platform.

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Reports & Research
May, 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean

Este dossier presenta los resultados de la investigación de 6 de nuestros colaboradores y socios en la Región.  En todos, el paraguas común es la búsqueda de diversos efectos sociales y ambientales de las grandes transacciones de tierra de la Land Matrix; que logren desenmascarar las situaciones de acaparamiento en la Región

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Large Scale Land Acquisitions Profile Cambodia
Policy Papers & Briefs
February, 2019
Cambodia

This country profile presents the Land Matrix data for Cambodia, detailing large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) transactions that:

• entail a transfer ofrights to use, control or own land through sale, lease or concession;

• have an intended size of 200 hectares (ha) or larger;

• have been concluded since the year 2000;

• are affected by a change of use (often from extensive or ecosystem service provision to commercial use);

• include deals for agricultural and forestry purposes. Mining operations are excluded.

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DRC Land Matrix cover image
Reports & Research
July, 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ce profil pays présente les données de la Land Matrix pour République Démocratique du Congo et inclut les acquisitions de terres à grande échellequi:

• consistent en des transferts du droit d’exploitation ou de contrôle des terres au moyen bail ou de la concession;

• couvrent des surfaces de 200 hectares ou plus;

• ont été initiées depuis l’année 2000;

• impliquent une conversion potentielle des terres (souvent de pâturages extensifs et de services écosystémiques vers un usage agricole);

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Land Matrix Tanzania Country Profile cover image
Reports & Research
December, 2016
Tanzania

Through collecting data on large-scale land transactions, the Land Matrix increases transparency to foster accountability of investors and other parties involved in large-scale land transactions. The Land Matrix aims to contribute in an innovative and relevant way to the growing movement towards open development - allowing for greater public involvement in critical decisions that affect the lives of land-users around the world.

The LM Africa Focal Point developed a detailed profile of large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania.

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Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

Reports & Research
December, 2016
Global

Land acquisitions continue to be an important trend

Large-scale land acquisitions continue to be an important issue for governments, development organisations, NGOs and farmers’ organisations all over the world; this remains the case even in times of global economic slowdown, recession and crisis. The scale of this trend and its significant impacts on rural transformation and livelihoods make it necessary to further monitor, observe and positively influence such deals wherever possible.

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