PELUM Association is a regional network of over 220 civil society organizations in 12 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa working in the area of participatory ecological land use management. The Association works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities, by fostering ecological land use management. Country chapters include Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Ethiopia.
PELUM Tanzania believes that if farmer managed seed system, and indigenous knowledge in seed management is promoted then seed sovereignty, income, food security will be ensured resulting into improved smallholder farmers’ livelihood.
If smallholder farmers and villagers in general are empowered to play their roles in village land governance and administration, local governments will increase accountability to citizens resulting, village land will be used sustainably resulting into improved smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.