Justdiggit believes it is time to share positive and hopeful insights when it comes to climate change. People must be aware that we can restore ecosystems and that solutions exist.
Regreening results in Kongwa
Our colleague Lieke, who lives and works in the project area Dodoma (Tanzania), just sent us pictures from a successful adoption of the FMNR technique by the St Phillips College. And of course we need to share this regreening result! The college has started with conserving and regrowing trees since 2000. Read the whole story here ->
In full bloom
Thanks to a training in sowing and harvesting techniques, the newly planted grass seed banks in the Kenyan villages of Inkisanjani and Enkii are already in full bloom! The living environment of these local Maasai women’s groups not only re-green, the women also have an extra income because they can sell the seeds and grasses.
Green oasis in Amsterdam
We are extremely grateful to these partners and our passionate ambassadors for creating awareness for our programs and organization.
Flooding in Kenya
Last week our colleague Sander was on his way to the project areas in Kenya and experienced major flooding as you can see in the video.
It is a common misconception to think there is no rainfall in dry areas. Drought and flooding are more connected than you might think. It does not rain often, but when it does, the rain is so intense that it flushes away the fertile soil and causes downstream flooding. This is one of the reasons why we need to continue with our interventions: retaining rainwater for preventing erosion, flooding and land degradation.
Blog: Start of Young Expert Programme
Godlove and Lieke, two young experts, just started working in our project area in Tanzania. How it all started? It began with YEP: A programme for young talents in the Agrofood & Water sector. Dutch and international experts are trained, supported and funded for 1-2 years in a developing country of the organisation. Read about their training in the Netherlands ->
The traveling cinema in Tanzania
Our ‘Kisiki Hai’ caravan about re-greening one of the most affected landscapes has been traveling around Central Tanzania for one month already, and in two months’ time it will visit 60 villages.
Today it is Iyumbwi village’s turn! The film inspires and activates farmers how they can re-green their land and make their land suitable to grow food again. Have a look here on how the whole village gets together!
Justdiggit brings fashion statement
They are available from the first day of spring: Our own fashion statement T-shirts. Designed by Antoine Peters, produced by the Dutch denim brand Kuyichi Pure Goods.
A unique collaboration with an impressive product as a result. Curious what they look like? ->
Timelapse water bunds
Our rain water harvesting bunds are doing well in Kuku, Kenya!
Next phase in Kenya!
In the documentary Seeds of Change you saw the first re-greening results of the Justdiggit projects in the south of Kenya. Of course, we like to expand this success further!
Therefore we entered the next phase together with our partners Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) and the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET). This means new projects that consist of a combination of interventions, including digging thousands of water bunds and starting grass seed banks.
Read and view the activities here->
Farmers trained in Kongwa!
Last week our partner LEAD Foundation trained 240 farmers on how to maintain and re-green their land. With this knowledge they go back to their own villages to train the other farmers. A train-the-trainer program! With this word of mouth information ánd the training documentary we made, we aim to reach 180,000 people in this first phase of the program.