JustDiggIt is a non-profit organization that believes in the power of nature and cooling down the planet by re-greening degraded land and bringing back vegetation. Seqana has supported JustDiggIt's mission to re-green Kenya, Africa in the coming ten years by providing them with SOC maps and vital data that measure their impact.
The Kuku Group Ranch is located south of Kenya and acts as a critical wildlife corridor between Amboseli National Park and Tsavo National Park. Due to overgrazing and the changing climate, the area has become very dry, making it hard for the local communities to live on the land. By digging over 150,000 semi-circular bunds to harvest rainwater, they have brought back vegetation to the Kuku Group Ranch, creating environmental benefits and making the land again for the community.
Seqana helps JustDigIt to measure their impact using our SOC analysis to push the restoration efforts to other degraded lands and help them expand the project's scope.
The project started with JustDiggIt providing Seqana with the AOIs of their ongoing re-greening projects in Kenya, along with SOC data for calibration. The main objective was to measure carbon sequestration by mapping the change from 2015 until now (2021 most recent data available). Seqana conducted a time series analysis to measure the change in SOC%. Seqana provided a detailed report containing: SOC Snapshot 2016 to 2021, Time Series degradation evaluation of the last five years using satellite data from 2016 to 2021. This report was designed to help JustDigIt explore the carbon credit market as a second revenue stream. In addition to serving it as marketing material to make a more compelling pitch to their investors.
According to the preliminary Seqana analysis, JustDiggIt projects sequestered 24% more SOC than the areas without interventions! Way to go- keep up the incredible work!