Kerstin Nolte, Wytske Chamberlain, Markus Giger (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. It provides a concise overview of general trends and developments, as well as regional and local insights. In particular, the report gives an update on recent developments, zooms in to focus on the key target regions, investigates who acquires land and discusses emerging evidence on the impacts of large-scale land acquisitions. Additionally, through a number of case studies provided by our network partners, it provides insights into realities on the ground.