Transnational Land Deals for Agriculture in the Global South

Jann Lay, Kerstin Nolte, Markus Giger, Mathieu Boche, Peter Messerli, Thomas Breu, Ward Anseeuw | Cirad et ILC | 2012 |

Drawing on the Land Matrix database, this paper contains an in depth analysis of large-scale agricultural land transactions that entail a transfer of rights to use, control or own land, that have been concluded since the year 2000. It particularly focuses on (i) land acquisitions or investments targeting the Global South and Eastern Europe; (ii) transnational deals, excluding deals where only domestic actors are involved;(iii) and deals where the envisioned land use is agricultural.