Founded in 1997 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2023

Zambia Land Alliance

Securing land ownership among rural communities

Founded in 1997, the Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) promotes secure and equitable access, ownership and control of land by Zambia’s smallholder farmers and marginalized rural, urban and peri-urban communities. ZLA is an alliance consisting of seven national non-governmental organizations working collectively in interventions that are envisioned to result in  building self-reliant communities. ZLA  aims to increase land ownership and land use by smallholder farmers and marginalized communities through financial literacy, agricultural productivity, documentation of land rights, paralegal support, networking, research and community partnership.  The organization advocates for laws, systems and policies that are in favor of marginalized groups who are dependent on land for their livelihoods. Further, the alliance has been engaging duty bearers to promote actions that uphold and respect land management practices in the interest of target communities.  These include support for displaced communities and communities living in informal settlement. It’s five focus areas are:

  • Improving land tenure security to work towards social and economic justice;
  • Sustainable land use and livelihoods through agroecology and agroforestry;
  • Ensuring that policies and laws protect the interests of smallholder farmers and the marginalized;
  • Enhancing monitoring and evaluation tools and practices;
  • Strengthening organizational capacity.