The Land Matrix Initiative in Asia

Large Scale Land Acquisitions

Large scale land acquisitions are a continuing phenomenon that brings with it a lot of threats, despite claims of potential benefits. In many cases, they lead to land grabbing and displacement of local communities and loss of livelihoods. The debate is ongoing and more studies are needed in order to come up with intelligent decisions over land. Crucial to this process is the availability of open and transparent data on where, when, how and why these land deals are made and who are involved. Continue reading