Monitoring Large Scale land Acquisitions

Defining Land Grabbing (vs investment or LSLA)

Acquisitions or concessions that are one or more of the following:

  1. in violation of human rights, particularly the equal rights of women;
  2. not based on free, prior and informed consent of the affected land-users;
  3. not based on a thorough assessment, or in disregard of, social, economic and environmental impacts, including the way they are gendered;
  4. not based on transparent contracts that specify clear and binding commitments about activities, employment and benefit sharing, and;
  5. not based on effective democratic planning, independent oversight and meaningful participation