the land matrix

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Land Matrix

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. … Read more

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Go here to explore the entire land matrix database through pre-filtered data sets:

We documented 1,008 deals since the year 2000

amounting to 76,329,194 ha of land

which equals the size of half of Western Europe

10% of investors account for

79% of the acquired land

48% of the land acquired is in Africa

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