This map layer shows the number of land grabbing deals by target country.
Arable land has become a sought-after investment property all over the world. Corporations and states alike buy or lease large amounts of land – often to the disadvantage of the population living there. The extent of so-called land grabbing, based on current estimates from the World Bank, is considerable: globally between 10-30% of the world’s arable land is affected by land grabbing.
The data shown on the map were obtained from the Land Matrix database. The goal of the Land Matrix Global Observatory project is to disclose all investments and, while doing so, make all information on the type of deal, the volume of the investment as well as the agreed and actual size of the area available in a central database. It should be noted that the map does not contain any deals which can solely be traced back to media reports.