What is PELUM Association?

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. The association has its headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia coordinating activities of the country chapters.

PELUM Tanzania

PELUM Tanzania is a legally registered network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that have come together to facilitate and promote networking, learning and advocacy in participatory ecological land use management. It was founded in 1995 by five Member Organizations (MOs) and currently it has grown up to 38 MOs spread all over Tanzania serving over 1.2 million male and female smallholder farmers. PELUM Tanzania headquarters is in Morogoro Municipality.

PELUM Tanzania Mandate

PELUM Tanzania is mandated to promote ecological land use management for improved livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Tanzania mainland through networking, capacity building, documentation and communication, and advocacy. PELUM Tanzania target groups are the Member Organizations while the beneficiaries are the smallholder farmers and livestock keepers supported by those members.

PELUM Tanzania Vision

Prosperous smallholder farmers deriving livelihoods from ecological agriculture

PELUM Tanzania Mission

To strengthen capacity of Member Organizations in ecological agriculture for improved smallholder farmers’ livelihood

PELUM Tanzania Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Integrity