Background-Information about landgrabbing (including links to special websites)
More Informations about landgrabbing can be found first of all here on this website (with special focus on Africa or Mali):
Apart from that we want to recommend strongly the following websites which inform in Englisch, French, Spanish and German about all aspects of landgrabbing:
Oakland Institute Media coverage of land acquisitions has been sparse and lacking in investigative detail. The Oakland Institute is committed to increasing transparency about land deals including the terms of negotiation, theoretical consequences of investment, real impact on the ground, and ultimate impact on development in several African countries.
Food crises and the global land grab This website contains mainly news reports about the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit. Its purpose is to serve as a resource for those monitoring or researching the issue, particularly social activists, non-government organisations and journalists.
Grain Grain is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and international levels, and fostering new forms of cooperation and alliance-building. Most of our work is oriented towards, and carried out in, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The Land Portal The Internatioal Land Coalition (ILC) and Landtenure.info are the originators of the Land Portal, an easy access, easy-to-use platform to share land related information, to monitor trends, and identify information gaps to promote effective and sustainable land governance. This partnership is open to other land-related organisations aimed to be actively engaged in the Land Portal development.