Promoting transparency and accountability in land acquisitions

The Land Matrix is an independent land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in low- and middle-income countries by capturing and sharing data about these deals.

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Deal narratives

Deal Narrative I: Who benefits from tree-planting in the Global South? The case of two carbon offset projects in Laos


With biological carbon removal projects already receiving large parts of the increasing financial flows towards carbon offsetting, this deal narrative illustrates the ensuing trade-offs and potential benefits using the example of two land deals from the Land Matrix database in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), commonly known as Laos. …




The greenest country in the world? The case of the Saamaka and their fight against deforestation


New evidence from geospatial maps reveals the shocking extent of forest damage to Saamaka territory in Suriname’s Amazon due to illegal logging and mining concessions granted by the government. Saamaka territory is also a critical carbon sink. More than 14 years after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights mandated the …



LANDac 2024 - Land governance and the politics of fair transitions: Deepening the search for social justice


Taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from 3-5 July 2024, this year's annual Conference & Summit - the second as a joint effort between LANDac and the IoS Fair Transitions Platform - will explore the challenges related to the ongoing transitions in the name of climate change and clean energy. …



Guinée/Problématique d’acquisitions foncières à grande échelle : lancement d’un processus de collecte de données pour l’identification des terres agricoles


L’ong ACORD-Guinée, en collaboration avec ses partenaires de l’Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole (ISRA-BAME), a procédé à la présentation d’un outil de collecte de données pour l’identification et la caractérisation des Acquisitions de Terres à Grande Échelle (ATGE). La plateforme dénommée Land Matrix vise à identifier, à collecter et à …



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Do you have information about land deals in your country that we can add to our database? Can you confirm or update information we already have? You can help us make the Land Matrix more accurate and comprehensive by adding a deal, providing feedback on existing data, or contacting us with any other queries or suggestions.

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  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)


  • Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) i
  • Ecoaction
  • GIGA
  • ILC
  • CDE

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