This map layer shows the number of land grabbing deals by target country.
Example: How to read the map:
Ethiopia became the target country for at least 69 land grabbing deals in the years from 2000 to 2018.
The Global Land Matrix
The Global Land Matrix is a global and independent initiative whose goal is to bring transparency to the worldwide business of land grabbing. The Land Matrix database contains investments from the year 2000 onwards and currently contains close to 1,000 entries, not including media reports. The crowdsourced database is supported and coordinated by many international organizations such as, for example, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) (“German Association for International Cooperation”) as well as economic institutes. When interpreting the data, it should be noted that these may not correspond 100 per cent to reality. Many deals could not be entered into the database due to a lack of information, and in addition, some deals fall through.