Land Matrix Partnership Expands Global Observatory on Land Acquisition
12 June 2013: In an effort to create an open dataset to track large scale land acquisition deals from negotiation to implementation, the Land Matrix partnership has launched the second phase of its Global Observatory.
First launched in 2012, the Observatory is a tool to promote transparency and open data collection. The current revision is in direct response to comments that have been sought out over the past year from stakeholders. In particular, the revisions relate to the total estimates of the number of land acquisitions and associated land area. The database now differentiates between intended, concluded and failed deals. It also displays the current status of each deal and links information directly to sources.