International Land Deals for Agriculture. Fresh insights from the Land Matrix: Analytical Report II

October 2016
Land Matrix (Kerstin Nolte, Wytske Chamberlain & Markus Giger)

Summary: Includes land acquisitions continue to be an important trend; a need for this new, updated report; agricultural land acquisitions are increasingly becoming operational; food crops dominate but also palm oil and fuel crops; Africa is the most targeted continent; large diversity in origin of investors; land acquisitions often target relatively highly populated areas dominated by croplands; local communities are often bypassed in negotiations, limited information on displacement and compensation; a need for further monitoring.