Entries for March 2017

28 March 2017

Analytical Report of the Land Matrix II - published on October 11, 2016

International Land Deals for Agriculture - Fresh insights from the Land Matrix

Around the world, 26.7 million hectares of agricultural land have been transferred into the hands of foreign investors since the year 2000. This means that these investors possess approximately 2 per cent of the arable land worldwide, or roughly the equivalent to the total area covered by United Kingdom and Slovenia together. This finding comes from Land Matrix's newest report  "Land Matrix Analytical Report II: International Land Deals for Agriculture".

The report provides detailed information on who is buying up farmland in which regions of the world and how this land is being used. It also highlights the economic, social, and political impacts of land investments.

Download the report here:

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27 March 2017

Liberia Country Profile

Large-scale land acquisitions in Liberia

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 Land Matrix Africa Focal Point developed a detailed profile of large-scale land acquisitions in Liberia.

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

Icon Country Profile: Liberia (781.3 KB) Land Matrix Focal Point Africa - Map of large-scale land acquisitions in Liberia.JPG