Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Zambia is part of a wider PELUM Association network found in East and Southern Africa. Established in 1998 as a member based Civil Society Organisation under NGO ACT Number 16 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia, PELUM Zambia works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by fostering ecological land use management
PELUM seeks to improve the living standards of vulnerable rural and peri-urban communities through capacity building, sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, networking, research and evidence-based campaign advocacy and lobbying.
PELUM Zambia envisions Empowered and self-organised communities managing and utilizing their natural resources sustainably for improved quality of life.
Focus and Niche of PELUM Zambia
PELUM Zambia works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by fostering ecological land use management. The organisation was established in 1998 and has over 60 member organisations ranging from international to local NGOs.
Over the last 12 years, PELUM Zambia has worked with its members to train and promote participatory ecological land use management methodologies, which embrace the areas of sustainable agriculture, natural resource management and food security.
The member organisations run their programmes autonomously but are governed by common PELUM principles in the implementation of activities. The common principles coordinate member experiences and facilitate shared learning for enhancement of capabilities of member organisation.
PELUM Association is formed by 217 Civil Society Organisations with over 200 Community Based Organisations(CBO) in 10 African countries. . In addition to Zambia, PELUM Association works in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
This is open to likeminded organisations i.e. that share the vision, values and principles of ecological land use management. They have full voting powers in the Triennial General Meeting and or the Special General Meeting.
This is open to International NGOs, networks, Government departments and newly established NGOs. These have no voting rights in the Triennial and Special General Meetings.
This is open to individuals who agree with the Association’s Mission and Vision.
These are paid up members and have the voting rights in the Triennial and the Special General Meetings.
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