Philippines

Most of the land data available on agriculture, agrarian reform, and indigenous peoples’ lands in the Philippines is collected by the various departments managing these sectors, but civil society and farmer organisations often conduct their own data-gathering activities, sometimes to validate the government data and other times to come up with their own set of data on specific issues. Since there are already several of these land monitoring initiatives at national level, the Philippines National Land Observatory (NLO) provides a platform through which they can build their capacity to collect and analyse primary level data and share it among all key stakeholders.

Country profiles

Country profiles present national-level data of large-scale land acquisitions and transactions including who the investors are, what the aim of the investment is, who the former owner was and what the land was previously used for, and what the potential benefits and impacts of the land deals are.

By making this information available, the Land Matrix hopes to enhance broad engagement and data exchange, facilitating the continuous improvement of the data. Find out how to get involved here .

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Philippines country profile

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

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News & publications

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Surveying and delineation for non-surveyors training: Enhancing land rights defenders’ capacities through surveying

Land conflict issues in the Philippines, especially the problem of overlapping claims on land tenure, have greatly affected smallholder farmers, indigenous peoples, and local communities. The country’s complex history of land ownership, coupled with the rush for land, rapid urbanization, and economic development has led to numerous disputes over land …

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Pass the Land Use Act

Source: The Manila Times
Published: 29 June 2022

A recent report published by the Land Matrix Initiative has shed some light on the extent of so-called large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) in the Philippines, and the news is not encouraging. The Philippines is among the top five countries in all …

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Undercover land rush

Author: Ben Kritz
Source: The Manila Times
Published: 28 June 2022

LAND use is a touchy subject in any country, and particularly so here in the Philippines. The seemingly endless struggle to produce enough food for a steadily expanding population is constantly handicapped by strong competition for control of …

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