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Application of “Nursery Block” technique in  drylands.

Technology / Service Summary

”Nursery Block” enable the greening of drylands and promote environmental protection.


It is working on the greening of arid and degraded lands, where conventional afforestation techniques have been difficult to apply.


-High water retention capacity.
-Can induce the direct roots of seedlings to go deep into the ground at an early stage.
-Efficient absorption of water deep underground.
-Easy to manufacture.


The effect of early root growth deep into the ground has been confirmed, enabling revegetation in harsh environmental conditions such as arid and degraded land.

Controlled Substance

Applicable Regions / Countries

  • Japan
  • Central/South Asia


Country:Japan,Republic of Uzbekistan
Project example:Greening drylands devastated by logging and excessive grazing

Related SDGs Goals

  • 13. Climate Action
  • 15. Life on Land

Application of “Nursery Block” technique in  drylands.