What We do

PELUM Zambia mobilizes and empowers civil society organisations for learning, information sharing and networking with other organizations and governmental institutions in the area of participatory land use management. The organisation facilitates partnerships with other support organizations and spearheads member organizations` linkages with like minded organizations, cooperating partners, funding institutions etc.All the research and publications conducted by PELUM Zambia are implemented in co-operation with its network´s stakeholders. The organisation conducts capacity need assessment for its member organisations and individual members by collecting and analyzing data through need assessment questionnaires on a yearly basis. By conducting research, facilitating workshops and attending field exchange visits, the organisation links the experiences of its members and disseminated the information further to its members and partners.

PELUM Zambia assists its members to develop their institutional and individual capacities by facilitating and organizing training, workshops and field visits. Training and workshops embrace areas such as agricultural and ecological land use management, campaigning, advocacy and lobbying (CAL), capacity building and sustainable natural resource utilization, fundraising and Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E).

The PELUM Zambia network seeks to empower its members in implementing impact making projects while at the same time mainstreaming key developmental problems of HIV/AIDS and gender inequity in their programmes. PELUM Zambia carries out all its projects predominantly with the resource poor rural communities in Zambia.

Organisation collects indigenous knowledge regarding good practices in the local agriculture, livestock and natural resource management and saves this information to a resource database for inter-generational records.

PELUM Zambia follows actively the public discussion and international research made on the fields of climate change adaptation and renewable energy sources. Organisation also conducts policy analysis related to agriculture, natural resources management, environment and corporate social responsibility and strives also to influence the policies affecting small-scale farmers.


  • Active members with diverse expertise and experience;
  • Competent and skilled secretariat;
  • Committed and experienced board;
  • Strong capabilities in information dissemination;
  • Long-term experience in participatory approaches, capacity building, advocacy and lobbying;
  • Good reputation with partners, including government;


  • Enhancing the capacity of member organizations in implementation of development programs focusing on ecological land use management.
  • Enhancing information flow, shared learning and networking among member organisations for effective implementation of development programs.
  • Building the capacities of member organizations (MOs) to influence Policies that affect small holder farmers.
  • Strengthening organisational and management capacities of the board and the coordinating secretariat.
  • Mainstreaming climate change adaptation, gender and HIV/AIDS.
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