The Argentina National Land Observatory (NLO) launched in June 2018, and is part of the Latin America Regional Focal Point (RFP), hosted by the Foundation for Development in Justice and Peace (FUNDAPAZ). In coordination with other organisations and observatories, the main objectives of the NLO are to improve the Land Matrix database through the identification of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), carry out research about their social and environmental effects in Argentina, and make visible the land-grabbing phenomenon and its social, environmental and legal effects, as well as its relation with land access of rural and indigenous communities. The NLO aims to use the information to influence local and national policies, assist research institutions, such as universities, in their research, and resolve land conflicts. 

What are National Land Observatories?

NLOs are funded activities at country level. They initiate decentralised tasks and strive for more inclusive participation of local partners in collecting, managing, and reviewing land data, thereby promoting transparency and accountability in decision-making processes over land and investments in their countries.

NLOs are an important tool which:

  • Provide an opportunity for information-sharing and dialogue within existing multi-stakeholder platforms
  • Facilitate policy influence at national level (where most land governance decisions are made)

Are you interested in establishing a National Land Observatory in your country? Or are you part of an independent land governance structure or initiative that could benefit from our support? If so, we invite you to get in touch!

Paola Marozzi:

Find out more about LSLAs in Argentina through our map, dataset, and charts below. You can also download the Argentina country profile here.


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News and Publications

Ten years of contested enforcement of the Forest Law in Salta, Argentina: The role of land-change science and political ecology

Authors: AGJ Salas Barboza, JM Cardón Pocoví, C Venencia, LL Huaranca, JL Agüero, MA Iribarnegaray, M Escosteguy, JN Volante & L Seghezzo

Published: 2019

Source: Journal of Land Use Science

In this study, the authors present a critical account of the enforcement of the Forest Law in the Province of …

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Argentina country profile

This detailed country profile presents the Land Matrix data for large-scale land acquisitions in Argentina.

Download it here.

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Fiebre por la tierra. Debates sobre el land grabbing en Argentina y América Latina

Compiladora: Agostina Costantino

Publicado: 2019

Fuente: Editorial El Colectivo

En este libro nos proponemos discutir la magnitud, implicancias, trayectoria y características que ha tenido el acaparamiento de tierras en Argentina y en la región en los últimos años. Nos encontramos economistas, sociólogos, politólogos, historiadores, geógrafos, biólogos y ecólogos para que …

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