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?

  1. Promotes Participatory Ecological Land Use, Management practices in the East, Central and Southern region.
  2. Builds the capacity of members and partners to respond appropriately to community needs as they work to empower the communities they work with.
  3. Increases the visibility of the Small-scale farmers.
  4. Promotes sharing of information of development experiences, innovations, and best practices.
  5. Strengthens linkages and collaboration through action learning among partners and members.
  6. Lobbies (directly) for change and formulation of policies in favor of Small scale farmers.
  7. Promotes Seed Security and hence food security among small-scale farmers.
  8. Promotes the use of indigenous food Programme
  9. Promotes the mainstreaming of the Gender and HIV / AIDS in Agriculture Development Programme.
  10. Offers Consultancy