October 11, 2018 | Latest Publications News

A new report reveals the benefits of bamboo for land restoration. The report shows the positive benefits which bamboo has had as a tool to restore degraded land in eight countries. The report, written by the Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, assessed data from nine case studies across Colombia, Ghana, India, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, and Anji and Chishui counties in China.

“As far as degraded land is concerned, bamboo is green gold”, stated Hans Friederich, Director of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation. “We are seeing more and more countries use bamboo for land restoration. However, there are huge gaps in the literature about what works. This is what this report is trying to address.”

The report can be downloaded here.