Entries tagged "Latin America"

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

25 November 2014

Latin America Focal Point Monthly Update

The Land Matrix Latin America Focal Point



Managua, Nicaragua, hosted from October 27 through 29, the meeting of the Latin American Network of Land Observatories (Red Territorios Visibles), and the Regional Assembly of the International Land Coalition (ILC). Cristian Venencia, a member of the Land Matrix Latin America Focal Point (LM-LAFP) participated in this meeting with the following objectives:

  • Disseminate the Land Matrix initiative among members of the Network in order to achieve greater integration and commitment from all parties.
  • Critically analyze the activities performed so far, discuss the next steps focusing on the production of specific deliverables, and set a number of concrete work guidelines.
  • Work with Nitlapan, the partner in Central America, and provide them with some training on information retrieval and uploading of land transactions onto the Land Matrix.
  • Reach some agreements and establish some common objectives between the Network and Land Matrix in order to optimize the identification of land deals in Latin American countries.
  • Present the progress made in the LM-LAFP to the members of ILC.
    The third monthly update from the Land Matrix Latin America Focal Point is now available Icon here (623.3 KB) For the Spanish version, click here.