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Romania country profile

A detailed country profile of large-scale land acquisitions in Romania is available in both English and Romanian, as well as an interactive map detailing concluded agricultural land deals in the country.

One of the …

International Land Deals for Agriculture - Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

Authors: Kerstin Nolte, Wytske Chamberlain, Markus Giger
Published: 2016

This report aims to contribute to the body of knowledge available on land acquisitions in low- and middle-income countries by presenting an up-to-date analysis of the data contained in the Land Matrix database and providing complementary evidence based on case studies. …

Transnational Land Deals for Agriculture in the Global South: Analytical Report based on the Land Matrix database

Authors: Ward Anseeuw, Mathieu Boche, Thomas Breu, Markus Giger, Jann Lay, Peter Messerli and Kerstin Nolte

Published: 2012

This report draws on the Land Matrix database to analyse and better understand the phenomenon of large-scale agricultural land deals. It first provides a global overview and emphasises the indisputable reality of …

Romania interactive map

This interactive map details all concluded agricultural land deals in Romania.

Download the map here.

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: www.semiaridos.org

Semiaridos, which uses Land Matrix data, is an initiative …

Updates from the Latin America Focal Point


Focus: Nicaragua Grand Interoceanic Canal

The Latin America Focal Point of the Land Matrix, Fundapaz, published a newsletter on their latest activities. Here is a summary of the contents: 

  • Focus: Nicaragua Grand Interoceanic Canal 
  • Updating of existing deals in Latin America 
  • New land deals of uploaded to the database …

Contextualizing local-scale point sample data using global-scale spatial datasets

Lessons learnt from the analysis of large-scale land acquisitions

This paper examines how the geospatial accuracy of samples and sample size influence conclusions from geospatial analyses. It does so using the example of a study investigating the global phenomenon of large-scale land acquisitions and the socio-ecological characteristics of the areas …