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The Land Matrix is an independent global land monitoring initiative that promotes transparency and accountability in decisions over large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) in low- and middle-income countries across the world. The initiative actively collects information about land deals from publicly available sources (such as media, internet, research, contracts, and government and company websites), while partner organisations contribute through their own field research. A network of reporters (including civil society organisations, researchers, and practitioners) validate and collect additional information as well. The Land Matrix’s online open access platform strives to stimulate inclusive debate on the trends and impacts of such acquisitions, facilitate wide participation in collecting and sharing information about these deals, and contribute to the growing movement towards open data. In this way, the initiative aims to support greater public involvement in critical decisions that affect the lives of land-users and strengthen the positions of more vulnerable stakeholders in the political and administrative processes that govern access to land.

For more information about land deals and how data is captured, analysed, and used by the Land Matrix, please visit

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El acaparamiento se renueva
Reports & Research
December, 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean

Este nuevo dossier consta de 10 trabajos, todos basados en la información generada por el relevamiento de los procesos de acaparamiento de tierras promovido por Land Matrix en varios países de América Latina.

Library Resource
Reports & Research
December, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean, Colombia

En este documento se presenta un análisis sobre los aportes que hace el monitoreo de Grandes Transacciones de Tierra -GTT- de la iniciativa independiente global Land Matrix para conocer el estado de implementación de las Directrices Voluntarias sobre la Gobernanza Responsable de la Tenencia de la Tierra, la Pesca y los Bosques en el contexto de la Seguridad Alimentaria Nacional - DVGT- elaboradas por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura -FAO- y publicadas en el año 2012.

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Dossier acaparamiento tierras

Dossier Nº4 - 2022

Reports & Research
November, 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean

Una vez más, por cuarto año consecutivo, Land Matrix Lac pone a disposición de la sociedad en general una herramienta que busca visibilizar diversas situaciones de acaparamiento de tierras en América Latina. A partir de los casos de grandes transacciones cargados en la base de datos de Land Matrix Lac, los investigadores de 7 institutos académicos de diversos países de la región, demuestran con sus estudios los alcances de los efectos sociales y ambientales de las grandes transacciones de tierra y las posibilidades de mitigar el acaparamiento en la región.

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Assessing Transparency, Inclusiveness, and Sustainability in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Africa

Reports & Research
May, 2022

Despite the progress made in terms of global and national land policy frameworks, effective changes in practices remain limited. This is particularly the case with regard to large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs), as highlighted through this assessment of the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGTs) in the framework of LSLAs in Africa.

Key results for Africa include:

Library Resource
September, 2021

A recent study of two Senegalese villages showed how training women on land access is helping them claim their land rights. But disparities in results between locations and the use of customary practices as the preferred way of accessing land highlighted that civil society organisationsstrategies and approaches need to reflect local realities and ensure women from different groups and geographies also benefit.

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