Global Observatory

The Global Observatory illustrates the magnitude of the phenomenon of large-scale land acquisitions across the world. It provides an overview of the number and aggregated area size of concluded, intended and failed deals at the global level. Discover more about inbound and outbound deals in each country through our interactive map, dataset, and web of transnational deals. Where available, we also show investor networks and the source and source documents for each deal.

The data represented in the Land Matrix is constantly evolving. Your participation is essential to make this resource more accurate and comprehensive. You can do that by adding a deal, providing feedback on existing data, or contacting us with any other queries or suggestions. Find out how to get involved.

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Use customisable filters to explore the web-based geographic information systems (GIS) map for information about land deals from global down to regional and country level.

Search the dataset through pre-configured entry points where deals have been grouped by common shared attributes (such as nature of investment, region, or investor), filter information according to your line of interest, or drill down to single deals where you can provide feedback and start a discussion through comments.

Generate your own infographics using a wide selection of charts to illustrate information about deals, such as the global flow of transnational land acquisitions, the total size and number of deals, and a breakdown of deals according to sector and interest.

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News and Publications

2019 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2019)

The third edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa, a stimulating policy dialogue dedicated to promoting good land governance on the continent, will take place from 25 to 29 November 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

This year’s gathering is hosted by the African Development Bank under the …

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Transactions foncières internationales dans le domaine de l’agriculture - Nouvelles perspectives offertes par Land Matrix: Rapport Analytique II

Auteurs: Kerstin Nolte, Wytske Chamberlain, Markus Giger

Publié: 2016

Ce rapport vise à contribuer au corpus de connaissances disponibles sur les acquisitions de terres dans les pays à revenu faible et intermédiaire en présentant une analyse actualisée des données contenues dans la base de données Land Matrix et en fournissant …

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ILC Africa 2019 Regional Assembly and Land Forum

The 2019 Regional Assembly of the Africa Platform of International Land Coalition will be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 21 to 24 November 2019.

This year’s event is special because it happens just before the 3rd Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), a continental event organised by the …

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