Effective Actions Against Land Grabbing
9C Land grabbing cases where corrective action was taken against violators
Calculation Based on Existing Data
This indicator looks at the number of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) involving conflict (result of 9B.1) and assesses where 1) compensatory action was taken and 2) where action was taken against violators.
For this indicator (and 9B.1), we have defined LSLA according to that used by partner initiative Land Matrix, which defines them as the acquisition of any tract of land larger than 200 hectares that meets all 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 four datasets:
1: Total number of large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) since the year 2000 (from indicator 9B.1, Block 1)
2: Total number of LSLA since the year 2000 where some compensatory action was taken. Note: in the Land Matrix database, this is the variable "compensation received."
- Total number of LSLA since the year 2000 where conflict was present (from indicator 9B.1, Block 2)
- Total number of LSLA since the year 2000 where action (one or more) was taken against violators.
For many countries, this data will be available on Land Matrix, though any source of data can be used.