About Us

The Zimbabwe Land and Agrarian Network (ZiLAN) aims to improve the participation of CSOs in lobbying and advocating for land and agrarian policies in favor of small producers, most of whom are women. ZiLAN brings different land NGOs under a formalized Network to “speak” with a unified strong voice on land and agrarian policy issues in Zimbabwe, as well as share information, contacts and experiences. This pertains to the weak position of small producers in the new agrarian markets and land tenure security of different categories of landholders especially the vulnerable groups such as women and farm workers. The network deploys evidence based research to support policy advocacy and lobbying in the agrarian sector. Members of the network have also benefitted from support through training initiatives that have enhanced their capacities.The network currently has a membership of over 30 organizations .

The network brings together several local civil society organisations working in the land and agrarian sector with different expertise and resources for a coordinated land policy analysis and advocacy interventions from non-state actors. The amplification of voices and solidarity has been extended beyond local to regional connections with organizations engaged in similar struggles in Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Such connections have proved to be both transformational (expanding spaces for participation) as well as developmental (through the exchange of experiences and approaches contributing to enhanced capacities among network members

Our Vision

Sustainable and shared prosperity among land dependent Zimbabweans, particularly marginalised smallholder farmers, women and farm workers

Our Mission

To create an enabling environment for inclusive, prosperous and sustainable land and agriculture-based livelihoods through:
Provision of information
Building technical capabilities
Providing spaces for dialogue
Facilitating linkages among members and stakeholders
Conducting evidence based lobby and advocacy for favourable policies and programmes

Our Values

Strategic and purposeful partnerships
Credibility of the network to enhance our identity
Inclusive and active participation of members and our target constituencies
Tolerance including of our diversity and the preferences of our target constituencies and stakeholders
Gender sensitive approaches and decision making processes
Transparency and accountability

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