Who Are We?
PELUM Ethiopia was officially established on 27 April 2016 with the registration number 3624 by six member organizations. At the moment it has fourteen member organizations. The added values of PELUM Ethiopia are:-one, working together with other organizations to overcome different challenges especially external influence like introduction of GMOs. Two, conducting experience sharing strategies, information disseminating, documenting of good practices, etc.
Therefore, PELUM Ethiopia is expected to:- contribute more on the on-going knowledge development, skills and methods, give practical capacity building in Ethiopia particularly on agro-ecological practices, access and disseminate publications and materials to strengthen the implementation capacity on agroecology and be part of a dynamic and focused regional and international work-net involved in information sharing, advocacy and lobbying.
PELUM Ethiopia is a member of PELUM Association, which is a network of civil society organizations which was founded in 1995 to work directly or indirectly with local communities and small scale/holder farmers in the areas of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in East, Central and Southern Africa. Currently, it has over 300 members spread across these three regions, or in twelve countries. These are: Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The mission of PELUM Ethiopia is to be a trusted center for practice and information, improving the life of inclusive (all) ecosystem society by promoting, sharing and applying ecological principles, best fitting agro-ecological practices, indigenous/local knowledge and practices for increasing production and productivity, improved food and nutrition security.
The vision of PELUM Ethiopia is to see sustainable livelihood and empowered smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Ethiopia through participatory and sound ecological land use system.