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F.a: Womens Land Rights and Rescuing of Traditional Agricultural Production Systems

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01/18 - 12/19

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Mozambiques land rights legislation and policies recognize women's equal rights, but even so women received only 20 % of land-use permits issued in 2015. Equality is hindered by patriarchal culture, traditional norms that nurture power imbalance, womens po or awareness of their rights, as well as land and natural resource use pressure threatening peasant agriculture, such as large investments to produce commodities. Also in the Ribaue and Malema regions, peasants are under pressure to abandon the biodiverse agriculture aimed at local consumption and to switch to export crops such as soybean and cotton produced by industrial inputs (seeds, pesticides, fertilizers).