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.
Interview with our project manager
“We are trying to break the vicious circle and have a positive effect on the regional climate,” says Niels Dierckx, project manager at Justdiggit. He was interviewed this month by touroperator Raptim Travel, who takes care of our flights to Africa.
Niels thinks it is time to share positive and hopeful insights when it comes to climate change!
Read the whole interview in the Customer Focus: Justdiggit.
Behind the scenes: film recording in Tanzania
As we drive up the last part of the hill after a bumpy ride with the car, we see a few people rushing in our direction with some plastic chairs. The big family (including pig, goats, chickens and cows) already expected us and welcomes us with big smiles, curious looks and .. chairs to sit on. I am immediately moved by their hospitality! We meet a young farmer (and his proud father) who becomes the main character of a film. A film by and for farmers in the Dodoma region with the ultimate goal: improving the soil and re-greening the land!… View the images ->
Documentary Seeds of Change
Our brand new documentary Seeds of Change can be viewed online now! It’s the sequel of our documentary Rainmakers, which was nominated for different prizes and won the Best Documentary Award at the My Hero International Film Festival in Los Angeles. With Seeds of Change we show the progress we’ve made since then.
Premiere action documentary Follow The Wind
A mission that took Kiteboarder Jerrie van de Kop, Eyeforce , Red Bull, Merrell and Justdiggit from the tropical island of Zanzibar to the snowy peaks of the Kilimanjaro! Here you see the documentary ‘Follow the Wind‘ which was released on Red Bull TV today.
Follow The Wind is a project in which kiteboarder Jerrie van de Kop follows the wind cycle between the warm waters of the Indian ocean and the snowy peaks of the Kilimanjaro. He will traverse between the island of Zanzibar and the Kilimanjaro using the wind as his only power source. With this project Jerrie is trying to raise awareness for the ecological threats to this region, and the planet in general.
Starring Jerrie van de Kop – Kiteboarding
Presented by Merrell & Red Bull TV
Blog: Tanzanian farmers see satellite photo for the first time!
How can you easily monitor the re-greening of degraded land? With this research question, our intern Lara and Eduardo from partner organization MetaMeta went to our project area in Tanzania: the Dodoma region. In this blog, Lara shares her first experiences!
Justdiggit campaign goes international!
Blog: ‘Maasai women doing business’
Another short update from the field written by our hydrologist Merel. In the blog she tells you about the great meeting she had with the women of the grass seed bank at Moilo. “The idea was that we would help the Maasai women with the business case of the grass seed bank. We wanted to guide them step-by-step towards the conclusion that it would be very good for their income to expand the grass seed bank. But they were already so convinced by their first successes, that they were already planning to double the size of the grass seed bank on their own initiative!”
Read her full blog!
Testing the research framework in Tanzania
Lieke Hulshof (social geographer) is recently testing our research framework in Tanzania. In time to come, the framework will be used to give us a good understanding of the impact of our projects.
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Ranger workshops in Kuku
Merel (Hydrologist) and Lana (Project Coordinator) gave several workshops last week to the rangers that patrol at and around the bunds in Kuku. Have a look here on how this all went!
Nomination Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam
Our documentary ‘Rainmakers’ has been nominated for the Best Film Non-Professional award! The Wildlife Film Festival focuses on the screening of wildlife films and documentaries and will take place from 26-29 October 2017 in Rotterdam. On of these days you will see our documentary on the big screen!