On Land Matrix you can see clearly, by way of graphics and interactive maps, who has bought land where, and in the process has ignored the rights and needs of the local population. This so-called “land grabbing”, typically in densely populated areas, leads to agricultural produce being sent almost exclusively for export. On this website 1217 international acquisitions and investments from the past 10 years are documented. This land – at least 83 million hectares in total – is primarily sold to companies in China, Saudi Arabia, Europe and the United States. In Africa almost five percent of farmland is subject to land grabbing.