Excellent Development supports rural, dryland communities to create food and water security though soil and water conservation. This short film explains who we are and what we do.
Sand dams are a cheap, innovative solution to water shortages in drylands, which also transform environments beyond recognition. Find out more about this remarkable technology.
Walking on water
In this film, we demonstrate how the Excellent approach of enabling development through conservation is benefiting communities in semi-arid Kenya.
Soil and water conservation in semi-arid Africa
Terracing land, building sand dams and planting trees: together, theses key activities significantly improve conservation of soil and water in vulnerable dryland environments. Watch this film to find out more.
Community tree planting
An important dimension of Excellent Development's work focuses on community-led tree planting. This film outlines the importance of trees in enabling environmental conservation, energy security and increased food production.
Improving water supplies in Kenya
Women and children spend many hours, often walking long distances, collecting water in rural drylands. This film highlights our work supporting commnities improve access to water.
Health is interlinked with food security, income generation and education. Improving health is essential for enabling sustainable development. This film highlights how Excellent Development is working to improve health through increasing access to clean water in drylands.
What do people say about us?
In this film, farmers in Kenya share their experiences of working with Excellent Development and their thoughts about the Excellent approach.
Sustainable farming in semi-arid Africa part 1
This film explains how soil and water conservation, through Excellent Development's model of community support, overcomes major obstacles to sustainable development in rural Kenya..
Sustainable farming in semi-arid Africa part 2
Part 2 of our sustainable farming film demonstrates the importance of sustainable agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation.
Excellent Development, together with Quest Overseas, offer volunteers the opportunity to work with rural communities to build sand dams in Kenya. Learn more about our expeditions and hear what past volunteers have to say about the experience.