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About PELUM Swaziland

PELUM Swaziland was established by twelve Member organizations after individual organisation contacts initiated by ACAT Swaziland in early 2012 followed by several meetings for all the keen organisations and individuals where the establishment of PELUM Swaziland. They all agreed to apply for membership at the PELUM Association Regional Secretariat as stipulated in PELUM Association’s constitution.

The Regional Secretariat sent one Board member to Swaziland to come and visit the applicant and ascertain if they are well in line with PELUM Association’s core business, its vision and mission and if they are willing to subscribe to the principles and values of PELUM Association. He visited some randomly selected member organisations and later had a meeting with all members that had expressed interest to become PELUM Swaziland members.

A report was filed with the regional secretariat that latter presented it to the Regional Board in February 2014 which analysed the report and approved the membership of PELUM Swaziland. This approval was communicated to the PELUM Swaziland members who started the process of formalizing organizational establishment through preparing all necessary documents to legalize it.

A constitution was formulated and agreed on by all members and a process of deciding on what should be done started. Planning was regarded as paramount and a participatory strategic planning process began with consultations from various stakeholders. Funds to organize a strategic planning workshop and hiring competent consultants, to guide participants through the process and fine-tune the strategy document, were sought and received from our German and Swiss friends, Bread for The World and Ecosolidar respectively.

PELUM Swaziland Vision

Small scale farming communities are self-organized and able to make choices towards an improved life that is socially, economically and ecologically sustainable.

PELUM Swaziland Mission

To improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities by fostering ecological land use management.