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

Around the world, 26.7 million hectares of agricultural land have been transferred into the hands of foreign investors since the year 2000. 

This means that these investors possess approximately 2 per cent of the arable land worldwide, or roughly the equivalent to the total area covered by United Kingdom and Slovenia together. This finding comes from a new report entitled Land Matrix Analytical Report II: International Land Deals for Agriculture that provides detailed information on who is buying up farmland in which regions of the world and how this land is being used. It also highlights the economic, social, and political impacts of land grabs.

 

Author: 
Kerstin Nolte, Wytske Chamberlain, Markus Giger
Year: 
2016