Digital technologies cut off access to land

January 2021
FIAN International

A FIAN study reveals how digital technologies have become new tools for land grabs and sources of profits. Based on research in Brazil, Indonesia, Georgia, India and Rwanda, the study shows that the use of digital tools in land governance exacerbates existing forms of exclusion. Among the key findings are that although land is recognized as a human right and is essential for the lives of rural people, digitalization projects are implemented with no human rights safeguards, and that international donors are spending millions of dollars to ramp up the use of digital technologies in the land sector around the world.