• Day 2: Thursday, 30 August 2018

Ecosystem Kickstarter

Cambisol develops a biodegradable cardboard product to stop erosion, increase water infiltration and kickstart a new ecosystem. This by re-inventing a traditional terracing method as soil and water conservation measure to start our mission of regreening the degraded lands of Africa and reverse the process of deforestation and land degradation.

The kickstarter product is ‘demand-driven’ from the very start elaborated in close cooperation with communities in Uganda which allows every stakeholder to redesign the technical product details – through both (women) focus groups, design workshops and interviews. The product is based on indigenous knowledge and new innovations which serves each and every farmer to increase food security and creating a green and healthy environment. One form of new innovation strategies for monitoring the effects of our soil conservation measure is using a small drone to analyse elevation differences over time and model erosion processes.