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About Participatory Ecological Land Use Management

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management, PELUM Participatory Ecological Land Use Management 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 PELUM Association Vision Empowered and prosperous communities deriving their livelihoods from sustainable land use. PELUM Association Mission To promote participatory ecological land use management practices for improved livelihoods among smallholder farmers in Kenya. The Values of PELUM Association Innovativeness and Creativity Equity and Justice Gender Sensitivity Transparency and Accountability Commitment to partnership and action for result and impact
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