Land Book is a groundbreaking knowledge product that showcases land-related data and information that is organized by country and theme.

Land Book provides users with country and thematic portfolios, which are developed in collaboration with global and local organizations and contain a comprehensive amount of data and information.

Land Book also shows country pages, which are less comprehensive than portfolios, but still provide users with a wide range of data and information.

Land Book's country and thematic portfolios offer:

1) Written narratives that describe the main land governance issues relevant to the chosen country or theme

2) 529 indicators and 27 datasets from a wide range of information providers

3) Innovative tools for organizing, visualizing, and analyzing indicator data

4) Latest news, events, and blogs

5) Information on land-focused organizations 

6) Relevant Land Library resources


Moreover, you contribute to the Land Book, sharing datasets/indicators related to land. 

Last but not least, you can access to all the stastical data as Linked Open Data. We provide a SPARQL endpoint to query and the documentation about the LOD Land Portal Data Model.

Country Portfolios







Thematic Portfolios

Land and Food

Land & Food Security

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and foodpreferences for an active and healt

Producing food for the world’s growing rural and urban populations starts with agricultural land. Reducing current high levels of hunger and malnutrition, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals, will depend on land use decisions and governance from the global to the local level. Although about 40 percent of the world’s land is used for crop production and pasture [1], today some 800 million people remain food insecure and as many as 2 billion are malnourished [2]. Achieving food security requires physical, social, and economic access to safe and nutritious food.

Indigenous & Community Land Rights

Secure community land rights are an essential condition for Indigenous Peoples and local communities to enjoy human rights, socio-economic development, and cultural protection.