After years of trials, wishes and expectations, it is a great moment for us to witness the birth of PELUM Swaziland. Since the beginning of 2000, citizens of the Kingdom of Swaziland, passionate about agro-ecology and biodiversity conservation, alive to the inevitable responsibility of the present generation to deliver a productive and healthy nation to the future generations, concerned about attempts by multi-national corporations to monopolize productive means of small-scale producers have desired for this moment.
After endless efforts to get PELUM Swaziland established in the Kingdom of Swaziland, the news of the official endorsement of PELUM Swaziland by the Regional PELUM Board in February 2014 in Lusaka, Zambia settled the hearts of the pioneers of the Swaziland chapter of this dynamic regional grouping. Indeed our nation deserves to be part of these revolutionary times.
We are indebted to founding member organizations of PELUM Swaziland for their determination, steadfastness and commitment to breaking new grounds and be counted amongst those first organisations to start the PELUM network in Swaziland. We shall be forever grateful to the support and guidance given to us by the PELUM Regional Secretariat, especially the General Secretary, Mr Faustin Vuningoma.
We are so grateful to be part of such a big family which has already demonstrated its love and excitement of the new baby, PELUM Swaziland. We promise to be remaining true, honest and committed into the ethos and principles of PELUM for the benefit of the people of Swaziland and the World over.
Small scale farming communities are self-organized and able to make choices towards an improved life that is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.
To improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities by fostering ecological land use management.