New Reference Resource: Land Matrix (Global Database of Large-Scale Land Deals)
From the Land Matrix Web Site:
The Land Matrix is an online public database of large-scale land deals. It provides a visualisation of records documenting land deals since 2000. The data you can explore represent about 50% of the entire data base. The remaining deals are being crosschecked and added, together with new data provided, on an on-going basis. The visualisations offer overview of the data as well as giving full access to the public database down to the level of an individual deal.
The Land Matrix database is powered by several organizations:
1. ILC (International Land Coalition)
2. CIRAD (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)
3. CDE (Centre for Development and Environment)
at University of Bern
4. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
The Land Matrix Project is financed by the internal resources of the partner organisations. It is also supported by Oxfam, SDC, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BMZ and Europea Commission. Supporters are not responsible for the choice and the presentation of the facts contained on this website.
Direct to Land Matrix Database
See Also: New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa (via The Guardian)
World’s largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land.
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