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Kisiki Hai II

In the second part of the Kisiki Hai documentary series, we dig deeper into the technique and discover the four different steps needed to establish the Kisiki Hai method. We see that the change that prevailed from this is going in the right direction, not just for the environment and the regreening of the land, but also for the farmers themselves and their livestock. We are at a point of no return, and must therefore reach the end of our journey to witness the redemption of earth.  

The first step of Kisiki Hai is to choose; farmers are advised by facilitators to choose the tree that they want to conserve with Kisiki Hai. The trees can be chosen according to their benefits for things like medicine, fruits, and building. The second step of Kisiki Hai is pruning. Within this process, the farmers keep the five healthiest stems and then cut off the remaining stems. This is done in order to avoid food competition between all the different stems, which helps the tree to grow faster. Pruning should always be done during harvest season. The third step is to mark the tree, which is done to show the community that the trees are being conserved. Lastly, the fourth step is to protect; farmers should visit their farm several times to protect the trees from different animals that can destroy the Kisiki Hai trees, as well as protect it from other people who want to invade the area to cut down trees. Kisiki Hai reaps many benefits for the farmers, including the reduction in soil erosion which brings fertility to their land. 

Within the documentary, also other regreening techniques are shown: Fanya Juu & Fanya Chini. Both are rainwater harvesting techniques. Farmers dig contours on the borders and within their lands to capture the rainwater. Fanya Chini prevents water from entering the farm and wiping the fertile soil from the earth. Fanya Juu prevents the water that is in the farm from flowing out so that no water will flow away, and your crops are able to grow healthy and steady. There are three steps to Fanya Chini and Fanya Juu. The first step being measuring, second being digging, and the third step is to make the contours stronger. Together we can step up and lead the change for the climate of tomorrow, with the right determination and knowledge applied, areas like Dodoma will go from red to green.  

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