The global farmland grab in 2016. How Big, How Bad?
GRAIN (Against the Grain)
Eight years after releasing its first report on land grabbing GRAIN publishes a new dataset documenting nearly 500 cases of land grabbing around the world. Includes what exactly does the data tell us?, despite many failed deals, the problem is real, the food security agenda is still a factor driving farmland deals, agribusiness expansion is the main objective, the financial sector is a big player,offshore and illicit finance underpin these deals, farmland grabs are also water grabs, cause for hope: resistance is growing.
Download Annex 1: the complete list of current land deals from the GRAIN webiste
Download Annex 2: the main dataset of current land deals from the GRAIN website