Entries for August 2016

16 August 2016

Senegal Country Profile

Large scale land acquisitions

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 investments in Senegal.

The profile is on free access and can be downloaded below.

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A page of the LM newest country profileA page of the LM newest country profileLa version française peut être téléchargée ici

08 August 2016

Land monitoring in the semi-arid regions of Latin America: LM welcomes Semiaridos new website

There is an important relationship between the semi-arid areas of Latin America and the Caribbean and land grabbing.
In order to increase the visibility and the access to information on semi-arid regions, Plataforma Semiaridos America Latina (Semiaridos) revamped its website:
Semiaridos, which uses Land Matrix data, is an initiative boosted by the International Land Coalition, one of the partners of Land Matrix.
The website seeks to give visibility to the issues semi-arid areas of Latin America (semi-arid Chaco in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, the semi-arid area in the Brazilian Northeast, the states of Lara and Falcon in Venezuela and the corridor Seco in Central America) face, namely access to and management of land, water and other resources by peasant families and indigenous communities, and to strengthen the advocacy efforts of civil society.

The Platform is using Land Matrix data to understand whether concentration of land, loss of diversity of production systems, and the expansion of the agricultural frontier are particularly pronounced in these large areas of the Americas.

The new platform Semiaridos The new platform Semiaridos