Land for sale
Crowd-sourced atlas tracks African land deals
This map from Food: An Atlas uses data from the Land Matrix, a public online database of land deals around the world, to track commercial land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the global land rush, this region has been hardest hit, with foreign companies reportedly planting more crops for biofuels than for feeding local people.
Maps like these make land deals around the world more transparent, thus promoting responsible, healthy investment in agriculture.
Data source from Food: An Atlas, a cooperatively-created, crowd-sourced atlas on food security, production, distribution and cuisine.