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Empowering women and bringing back vegetation with GRASS SEED BANKS

Grass seed banks are small parts of communal land that are used for the production of grasses and grass seeds.
The grass seed banks are managed and maintained by Maasai women groups. Once the grasses are fully grown, they produce grass seeds which are sold by the women on local markets or to other regreening projects. The aim of the seed banks is to improve economic opportunities for local communities while restoring degraded landscapes.
Besides an extra income for the women and more green in the dry areas, it helps to maintain indigenous rangeland grasses which are often neglected and underdeveloped in terms of market and conservation.
BENEFITS OF GRASS SEED BANKS
1: For the women - Selling the grasses and the grass seeds harvested from the grass seed banks generates a source of income for the women who are managing the grass seed banks serving as an alternative livelihood helping the women to pay for school fees, health care and support their families.
2: On the environment - The grasses grown in the grass seed banks attract insects and other small animals which stimulates the recovery of the ecosystem and supports vegetation in the surrounding to start to grow as well.

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Justdiggit

43 w

Amazing to see this post get so much climate LOVE! In addition, the comments are inspiring and motivate us to keep going. Thanks to the initiator, and the many others who engaged or felt connected to this post!

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  • Justdiggit

    43 w

    Amazing to see this post get so much climate LOVE! In addition, the comments are inspiring and motivate us to keep going. Thanks to the initiator, and the many others who engaged or felt connected to this post!

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    • dickson mutai

      42 w

      @Justdiggit Its the simple things ... we thank you too!!

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      • Patrick Kiash

        41 w

        @Justdiggit Keep up good work.

      • Peter Karanga

        45 w

        The initiative to empower women and restore vegetation through a grass seed bank is a wonderful example of sustainable development. By promoting the use of local grass species, the project not only helps restore green areas but also empowers women by providing them with opportunities for entrepreneurship and financial independence. Grass seed banks not only contribute to environmental conservation but can also have social and economic benefits for communities. It is heartening to see initiatives that promote both environmental and social well-being, and this project serves as an inspiration for others striving to make a positive impact on our planet.

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        • rosebellendiritu

          49 w

          I like the way women are taking extraordinary role to make their lives better and in turn help the planet.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

            49 w

            this is a great initiative, omen need to be supported on development of grass seed bank

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          • winnie nguru

            49 w

            It is commonly said that when you empower women you empower the whole community. This is true in this case. Women and children are affected most by climate change, its encouraging to see them be empowered to take care of their surroundings and reduce the impact of climate change and being economically empowered while at it.

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            • hilda Wangui

              49 w

              There are doing great work by generating income and taking good care of the environment .

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              • Jane Wangui

                46 w

                @hilda_wanjaria_932 we must preserve the environment at all cost.

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              • Majdi Alnajjar

                49 w

                Resiliency 🌳🌳🌳

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                • Annett Michuki..

                  49 w

                  am proud of them

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                  • Rashid Kamau

                    49 w

                    Women are increasingly taking on stronger and leading roles in community seed systems and small seed enterprises.

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                    • Munene Mugambi

                      49 w

                      This will indeed provide a steady income source

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