This document contains the African Centre for Biosafety’s (ACB)’s objections and comments to the Biodiversity Management Plan for Pelargonium sidoides, published by the government on 29 July 2011.

The ACB raises a number of fundamental problems with the proposed plan, including that the process followed in developing the plan is legally and fundamentally flawed.

We also take issue with its treatment of socio-economic issues, benefit-sharing, traditional knowledge, the export-oriented natural resource extraction model implicitly been adopted and foisted upon local communities and over-reliance placed on traditional authorities concerning control over land and resource rights.

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