Who we are
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
- Sustainable natural resource management (ELUM)
- Sustainable agriculture, food, nutrition, and income security for small holder farmers
- Campaign, advocacy and lobbying (CAL)
- Research, information sharing and networking
- Policy analysis related to agriculture and natural resource management
- Climate change
PELUM has a membership of 60 organisations spread across the country. Its membership is in four categories.
- Full membership
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.
- Association Membership
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.
- Individual Membership
This is open to individuals who agree with the Association’s Mission and Vision.
- Individual Members in Good Standing
These are paid up members and have the voting rights in the Triennial and the Special General Meetings.