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Regreening is done together - over the past year, we've welcomed 100 additional female #entrepreneurs to our grass seed bank projects. This brings the total to 272 women who are now running their own sustainable businesses! 💪🌾
Once these seed banks are established, the women can generate income for themselves and their families by selling the seeds and grass cuttings. Not only does this create a green and cool local environment, but supports other rangeland restoration projects by supplying them with native, hardy grass seed.
In Kenya we run grass seed banks together with our local partner Maasai Wilderness and Conservation Trust. In Tanzania, we do this with LEAD Foundation. Want to learn more about our grass seed banks projects? See our website: 
https://justdiggit.org/what-we-do/landscape-restoration/grass-seed-banks/


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  • Patrick Kiash

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    I always admire your work. You are truly inspirational. Like today I attended one of the Kenya government events going on in the coastal side of Kenya hosted by Kippra as they are celebrating their 6th regional annual conference. And one of your panelists representing @Justdiggit enlightened majority attending the event with rich information and sustainable ways and solutions that East Africa needs and even beyond.

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    • Sarah Chabane

      52 w

      Amazing! 💚 What an impactful way to link climate action, gender equity through empowerment, and landscape restoration 🌍 what's the next step for Justdiggit?

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      • Justdiggit

        52 w

        @sarah_chabane Thank you Sarah! Linking climate action and gender equity as these women solidify their social positions by improving on a socio-economic level is indeed a major pillar of the work we do. What's next is a great question. We are implementing several regreening techniques on an increasingly large scale, and it is our mission to enable the work we do on a scale as large as Africa. We hope that farmers - and others - across the continent can build on the work we do and implement these techniques themselves. Because regreening is done together!

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      • ance Star

        53 w

        It is a great step taken..I like it

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        • Justdiggit

          52 w

          @ance_star Thank you!

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        • Munene Mugambi

          53 w

          Such initiatives make one proud to have been a part of the journey

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          • Justdiggit

            52 w

            @munene_mugambi Thank you for these inspiring words. And you're absolutely right!

          • Tabitha Kimani

            53 w

            @Justdiggit you are doing an amazing job in restoring our rangelands and conserving water.

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          • Marine Stephan

            53 w

            Wow that's great! It is so important to consider social justice and opportunities in the fight against the climate crisis

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            • Justdiggit

              52 w

              @marine_stephan That's exactly right Marine! These sustainable businesses are a great way regreening technique and at the same time is a great way for these entrepeneurs to solidify their social status by increasing their income and manage these enterprises. 2 birds with one stone!

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              • Marine Stephan

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                @Justdiggit This is amazing, I truly love the work you do! Do these women also have a say in the decision taken regarding the seed bank project?

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                • Justdiggit

                  52 w

                  @marine_stephan Absolutely! In essence, they own and manage the grass seed banks. We work together to nail down the technical aspects, but from there the decision-making is in their hands. Like a true business!

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