The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad?

The global farmland grab is far from over – there are new "hard-core" initiatives with the aim of expanding industrial agriculture, intensifying conflict around the world, according to this new report released by GRAIN.

Eight years after releasing its first report on land grabbing, which put the issue on the international agenda, GRAIN publishes a new dataset documenting nearly 500 cases of land grabbing around the world. This new research shows that, while some deals have fallen by the wayside, the global farmland grab is far from over. Rather, it is in many ways deepening, expanding to new frontiers and intensifying conflict around the world. This updated dataset will be useful tool for movements, communities, researchers and activists fighting against land grabbing and defending community-based food systems.