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. …



Atlas of a territory in transition: A look at the Senegal River delta


The Senegal River Valley has a clear agricultural vocation. Developed by riverside populations for decades, its biophysical conditions offer significant potential for hydro-agricultural, fisheries, and pastoral development. The delta, which forms the western part of the region, is a unique area. Since the 1960s, public authorities have focused on supporting …



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. …



Land Squeeze: The hidden battle for Africa’s soils


Land grabbing is not just back with a vengeance. It is taking on new guises such as carbon offsets, green hydrogen schemes, and other “green grabs”. In recent years, Africa has been at the epicentre of an alarming global trend: the land squeeze. The 2007-8 global financial crisis unleashed …



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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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