The Land Observatory is a pilot project by some partners of the Land Matrix, designed to provide greater context and deeper insight on land deals, from a more local perspective.
Users in select pilot countries gather, explore and analyze spatial data on large-scale land acquisitions. Data is managed and reviewed locally by partners.
Users can see deals in full geographical context, learn more about investors and the kinds of investments in question.
You can also select a specific land deal to see more: "who" (investors and other stakeholders) and "what" the land will be used for.
You can go further and learn more about an investor, seeing the same investors other land deals.
Logged in users can also help contribute and update data, and anybody can freely comment on it.
You can filter the land deals by various attributes - like size, or crop. Or make a spatial selection of land deals.
Want to know if anybody lives on a concession? Use the context layers to view population density and more.