Detailed analysis of the land situation in our MERCOSUR neighbor. Based on the cases of large land transactions recorded by Land Matrix, this report has been produced that presents the situation in Paraguay.
Uruguay has more than 144 million hectares of agricultural land, representing 82% of the national territory, a very high percentage compared to the Latin American average of less than 40%. Appropriation and concentration of land in Uruguay is a process that dates back to colonial times, and it has greatly influenced the current structure of land ownership. In recent decades, the participation of financial capital in the land market has intensified the concentration process
As with the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Argentina has experienced an intense process of deforestation and loss of natural vegetation in the last few decades. As the eighth-largest country in the world, with a total mainland area of more than 2.7 million km squared, this not only has significant implications for the region, but globally too
Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America and is the world’s fifth-largest country by area. Sadly, however, the country ranks second-highest globally in terms of forest loss in the last two decades, mostly associated with cattle ranching and agriculture, as seen in the Amazon basin, for example, where cattle pastures represent the largest single use of cleared lands