Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Association is a network of Civil Society Organizations / NGOs working with Small-scale farmers in East, central and Southern Africa. The Association membership has grown from 25 pioneer members (in 1995) to over 280 members in . PELUM- Kenya is the Kenyan country chapter of the PELUM Association and has a membership of 56 member organizations.
PELUM Association operates in 12 countries of East, Central and Southern Africa:
a. Eastern Africa Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania,Ethiopia and Rwanda;
b. Central Africa Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi;
c. Southern Africa South Africa, Lesotho , Swaziland and Botswana
Prosperous and healthy communities in Kenya.
To Promote agroecological principles and practices among member organizations, small holder farmers and pastoralists communities in Kenya
The members in a country are called the Country Working Group. Presently PELUM-Kenya has 56 members of its CWG operating in 42 out of 47 counties in Kenya.
This is an advisory / governance body of PELUM at the Country level. PELUM-Kenya has a National Board of 8 (4 Male, 4 Female) including the Country Coordinator, who is the Secretary to the Boards and is also non-voting.
This is where the activities of PELUM Association are coordinated at the Country level. The Country Secretariat for PELUM in Kenya is based in Thika. The head of the Country Secretariat is called a Country Coordinator and is also the CEO for PELUM Association in that Country. Presently PELUM-Kenya Country Secretariat (Office) has 13 full time staff members.
This is where the activities of PELUM Association are coordinated at the regional level. The head of the Regional Secretariat is called a Secretary General. PELUM regional Secretariat is located in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Country Board Chairpersons of the countries where PELUM-Kenya is operating make up the regional Board. They Country Board Chairpersons are also the Country Representatives for their respective Countries.
This is the highest body of PELUM and meetings after every three years. The first TGM was held for PELUM was held in Kabwe, Zambia.