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Effective citizen participation is a crucial step in the formulating and/or revising any policy. However, the extent to which such participation is inclusive may be subject to scrutiny at different times and for different reasons.

Deep transformations are placing Southern African natural resources under enormous pressure, affecting the control and use of land and water, and how people access food.

Indigenous farmer-saved seeds, which farmers have been improving and adapting to local conditions over many years, currently constitute about 70% of seeds used in Mozambique. About 20% of seed are from informal exchange; only 10% of seed in Mozambique comes from the commercial sector (private and public).

Today, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed that land reform will continue to be a side-show among government programmes.

Recognising customary law and traditional leadership in the constitution is wise.

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