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Participatory Ecological Land Use Management PELUM Kenya

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Agroecology
Region: Africa
Country: Kenya
Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Association is a membership organization in East and Southern Africa. The organization has started in 1995 and has grown from the initial 25 member organizations to 280 spread in 12 countries in East, Central and Southern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, and Ethiopia. Each country has its own member organizations referred to as the Country Working Group (CWG). The Associational regional activities are coordinated at the Regional Desk (RD), currently located in Lusaka, Zambia. All the PELUM Association network members promotes ecological land use management practices for improved livelihoods by the small scale farmers. PELUM Kenya is part of the PELUM family and has 55 member organizations located in 19 Counties and operates in 42 Counties countrywide. The members are grouped in 6 zones in the country. PELUM Kenya promotes people-driven development towards sustainable land use management. The organization facilitates learning networking and advocacy on agroecology and sustainable natural resource management for improved livelihoods. The ecological land use management practices applied by the members also includes: Organic farming, Bio-intensive-Conservation Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture, Permaculture technologies, and Environmental Conservation, among others. PELUM Kenya’s country secretariat is based in Thika at the SACDEP Training Centre.