Regreening initiative combats desertification of farmland
Digging bunds in arid ground to capture rain fall is one of the options to combat desertification in many African countries. It is one of the interventions initiated by foundation Justdiggit to start regreening. Recently the foundation, together with partners, created the tool Greener.Land to enable farmers to quickly assess the options to fight desertification of their land.
In Kenya and Tanzania, Justdiggit supported projects involving many farmers that started to regreen their own land. To spread the regreening movement even further the foundation developed, together with Nature^Squared and SamSamWater, the website www.greener.land.
The website contains a free and easy to use tool that encourages farmers to start regreening themselves and gives hands on information depending on their type of landscape and climate.
Bringing back fertile land
According to Justdiggit there is a global increase in awareness amongst farmers on the positive effects of regreening and its effects: more fertile land. However, farmers often face the challenge on how to do so and where to start. The Greener.land tool assists farmers by choosing the characteristics that belongs to their landscape.
Different types of interventions
The tool provides farmers with one or more types of interventions that is best applicable to their particular land. Clear and basic videos and pictures help them to apply the specific interventions on their own land.
Depending on the type of land, the location, the climate and other factors, the right regreening techniques can be found. Greener.Land is part of the #greenuptocooldown movement and the Evergreening Global Alliance.