Greendesert

Regreening deserted fields in sub-Saharan regions

Pitch

In cooperation with professors from the University of Bremen and
local partners in Cameroon, we have developed an entrepreneurial
approach to combat desertification in Cameroon.
Using the ReviTec technology developed by researchers at the
University of Bremen, we fill biodegradable bags with various local
substrates and seeds and lay them on the affected fields. The bags
provide the seedlings with nutrients and store sufficient water to
guarantee sustainable plant growth, even in dry weather conditions.
As a consequence of the desertification men have to leave their
homes in order to find new jobs. We would like to engage the
women left behind as employees in field cultivation in order to provide
them with education and income perspectives.

Quick facts

  • 2018 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Sustainable Land Use
    Theme
  • Germany
    Country

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