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No, these aren't animal droppings. These little round gems, known as Seedballs, are helping to reforest Africa.
Seedballs were one of our most memorable finalists of Index Award 2019; since then, they've made waves all over the world. From international features on virtually every major news network, from CNN to the World Economic Forum, to inspiring new Seedball chapters to open-up across Africa and Asia.
Photos courtesy of Big Life Foundation - Shaun Mousley
Seedballs: an innovative way to restore drylands
Trees were felled en masse by colonial administrators to fuel a train across East Africa, while land today is cleared for agriculture and charcoal production as Kenya's population grows upward and outward.
In a tranche of razed forest bordering the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a team of rangers scatter generous handfuls of "seedballs" around the bald clearing to give nature a fighting chance to regenerate.
It takes just minutes for the eight rangers from the Mara Elephant Project, a conservation group, to toss some 22,000 seedballs across this ravaged corner of the Nyakweri Forest, which was destroyed by charcoal burners.
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Von Norbert Hahn, ARD-Studio Nairobi
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Watch the documentary by OCB, featuring Seedballs Kenya and Teddy.
Sit back, see the work we do and take in the spectacular scenery of magical Kenya.
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Kenyan Tech Start-up, Usiku Games has developed the Seedballs Game to help aid reforestation of Kenya’s lost forest cover as part of the country’s target to increase its forest cover to 10 percent by 2022 from the current 7 percent.
Tourism and Wildlife Principal Secretary Prof Fred Segor speaks after leading a tree planting exercise at the Naivasha based Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. He says they are using seed balls technology to boost the forest cover. Seedballs Kenya co-founder Teddy Kinyanjui said they were targeting areas affected by massive tree cutting especially by charcoal burners.
The seedballs that could reverse Kenya's deforestation. One social entrepreneur hopes that by using specially-coated tree seeds, Kenya's lost forests can be restored.
Part of our series Taking the Temperature, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference.
Many thanks to Pauline and Joe from the BBC World Service and everyone else who helped so much with this very fun documentary shoot about our work helping reseed Kenya's forests!
Seedballs Kenya will feature in the BBC series Taking the Temperature, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference.
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