You Never Fish a Fish Alone In Agro-Ecological Practice
Welcome to PELUM ETHIOPIA CONSORTIUM
Our Key Areas
Assosa Wereda of Benshangul Gumuz Regional State
Lode Hitosa Wereda of Afar Regional State
Semurobi Gelaelo Wereda of Afar Regional State
- Debub Sodo Wereda of SNNP Regional State
- Kewet Wereda of Amhara Regional State
Wereda 10; Yeka Sub-city of Addis Ababa Administration
The relevant project is run in and around churches and Monasteries. This project is entitled as “Church Forest Management”and financially supported by EOC-DICAC.Another project called “Conserving Bio-cultural Diversity through Strengthening Community and Ecosystem Resilience” supported byAfrican Biodiversity Network (ABN).
PELUM Association in general and PELUM Ethiopia in particular recognize the importance of indigenous knowledge and practices. Some of the core values of PELUM Association are people-centered development, respect for indigenous knowledge and participation. Moreover, it goes to contribute to the on-going development of knowledge, skills and methods which spread the practice of PELUM and food security; training and to share information, innovations and experiences; and, enhance the capacity of network members and partners. It gives priority to true participation of local people for community-led research, development and documentation.The most important activities are Community Learning Group (CLG). CLG is important for true participation of beneficiaries to share experience, training manual preparation, conduct research and influence policies. One good example of the project is the support of SOS FAIM (Belgium), which encourage farmers to learn from each other. A project called "AVACLIM: Agroecology, ensuring food security and sustainable livelihoods while mitigating climate change and restoring land in dryland regions" is also supported by Centre d'Actionset de Réalisation Internationales (CARI).
PELUM Ethiopia stands for the need for partnership and networking. This is due to: to contribute to the on-going development of knowledge, skills and methods which spread the practice of PELUM and food security; knowledge sharing and capacity building; to access to publications and materials related to training and information; to be linked to like-minded in-country and regional organizations for training and to share information, innovations and experiences; and, promoting international work-net of civil society organizations which is involved in information sharing, advocacy and lobbying and training for the benefit of countries in the South. As part of this regional network members of the Ethiopian chapter will gain such benefits and beyond in which we can exercise.
What We Do?
- “Scaling up of Agro-ecology in Ethiopia through networking” project supported by the Bread for the World/ PADD.
- “Church Forest Management” project supported by EOC-DICAC
- “Conserving Bio-cultural Diversity through Strengthening Community and Ecosystem Resilience” supported by African Biodiversity Network (ABN).
- “Harmonized scaling up of agroecology into the Ethiopian Agricultural Extension System” supported by SOS FAIM (Belgium)