Biggest Study of Large Land Deals to Date Warns of Threats to Poor

Wednesday, 14th December 2011

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The most comprehensive study of large land acquisitions in developing countries to date — published online by the International Land Coalition (ILC) — has found more evidence of harm than benefits.

More than 40 organisations collaborated on the Global Commercial Pressures on Land Research Project, which synthesised, thematic studies and regional overviews.

The report also includes the latest data from the ongoing Land Matrix project to monitor large-scale land transactions, and covers a full decade of land deals from 2000-2010. Those deals amount to more than 200 million hectares of land – or eight times the size of the United Kingdom.

To download the report, please click here.


UPDATE Mar 8th 2012: To read media coverage click here.