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 today over 30 member organisations ranging from international to local NGOs.
Over the past 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.
Today, PELUM Zambia applies a proactive operational approach that seeks to take on board more pertinent development and livelihood agenda for the purpose of promoting information sharing and networking. Through linkages, members share experiences and learn from each other a wide range of skills and base knowledge which they make use of in their projects.
PELUM Association has over 200 CBOs in 10 African countries. Currently PELUM Association is formed by 217 Civil Society Organisations. In Addition to Zambia PELUM Association works in Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
The indigenous organisations run their programmes autonomously, but are still governed by certain common PELUM principles guiding the activities. The aim is to link member´s experiences and facilitate shared learning to improve the capabilities of each member organisation and to empower the network as a whole.