What is PELUM Association?
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 250 members in 2014. PELUM- Kenya is the Kenyan country chapter of the PELUM Association and has a membership of 44 member organizations.
Where Does PELUM Operate?
PELUM Association operates in 10 countries of East, Central and Southern Africa:
a. Eastern Africa Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda;
b. Central Africa Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi;
c. Southern Africa South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana
What Does PELUM Association Do?
- Promotes Participatory Ecological Land Use, Management practices in the East, Central and Southern region.
- Builds the capacity of members and partners to respond appropriately to community needs as they work to empower the communities they work with.
- Increases the visibility of the Small-scale farmers.
- Promotes sharing of information of development experiences, innovations, and best practices.
- Strengthens linkages and collaboration through action learning among partners and members.
- Lobbies (directly) for change and formulation of policies in favor of Small scale farmers.
- Promotes Seed Security and hence food security among small-scale farmers.
- Promotes the use of indigenous food Programme
- Promotes the mainstreaming of the Gender and HIV / AIDS in Agriculture Development Programme.
- Offers Consultancy