International Partners Release Land Matrix Portal
5 December 2012: The International Land Coalition and a collection of international research institutes and development partners have released an online public database on global land deals.
The Land Matrix Project encourages citizens, researchers, governments and companies to provide data and improve the quality of and access to data regarding global land deals. The database allows users to access summaries, or conduct in-depth exploration of individual land deals, and it includes a visualization tool. The current version of the visualization tool is in a beta form, and feedback is encouraged. It presents visuals on the dynamics of transnational land deals, allows users to visualize relationships between investors and countries, and provides detail on deals across sectors. [The Land Matrix]