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Effective Actions Against Land Grabbing

9B.1 Cases where attempted land rights violations were challenged


Calculation Based on Existing Data

This indicator looks at the presence of conflict in all large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) documented since the year 2000.

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This is a negative indicator, meaning that the highest score (100) represents the least favorable situation, indicating the highest possible presence of conflict and challenges in cases of large-scale land acquisitions.

For this indicator (and 9C), we have defined LSLA according to the definition used by partner initiative Land Matrix: the acquisition of any tract of land larger than 200 hectares that meets each of the following criteria:

  • Entails the transfer of rights to use, control or own land through sale, lease or concession.
  • Signed sometime since the year 2000, when the annualized value of the FAO Real Food Price Index was at its lowest.
  • Entails the conversion of land from local community use or from important ecosystem-service provision to commercial production.

For this indicator, you will need two data points:

  1. Total number of large-scale land acquisitions (intended, failed or concluded) from the year 2000 until the present date.
  2. Total number of large-scale land acquisitions where conflict was present (i.e. of the total number above, how many included conflict).

For many countries, data for this indicator will be available through Land Matrix. We recommend using this site as a starting point, though any source of data can be used.

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Basic Information
Block 1: Large-Scale Land Acquisitions Since 2000

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Methodology: LANDex

Block 2: Number of LSLA (from above) that Included Conflict

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Methodology: LANDex