With forest cover amounting to a grim 7% below the UN recommended level of 10%, Kenya is one of the nation’s which is struggling with severe deforestation. However, a company plans on flipping the nation’s Crisis by 180° with the help of a handful of tiny seedballs.
The marble sized pellets covered with charcoal dust, prevent animals from eating it. The co-founder of seed balls said: “one seedballs has the potential to grow another million trees because of it becomes a mother tree in one area that’s been over-exploited and very degraded, it will start re-seeding some of these places.”
But how does Kenya plan to disperse them? Well through innovative and adventurous activities like aircraft, paragliding, hot air ballooning and arranging catapult contests on school grounds for the students to work and have fun. But what about Kenya as a whole nation?
It’s estimated that Kenya fells 5.5 million trees and shrubs annually according to data from the green Africa foundation. For such large scale deforestation, massive aeroplane’s and helicopters will be required to spread the seedballs. Most of Kenya’s land has become unsustainable for both humans and the endangered giraffes.
The innovation aims to reverse the effects of deforestation soon. Although tiny in size, once the rain hits the mud, this biological ammunition will flourish into dense and thick forest’s. What are some innovative ways to according to you that can reverse deforestation?