- Global Programmes
Unsustainable business practices, lacking forest policies and unsustainable use of natural resources directly affect climate change, livelihood and ecosystem stability. Therefore, the project focused on technology and knowledge transfer but also code and market development. 453 rural families participated in technical and capacity building training. New bamboo handicraft skills resulted in an increase of income increased from less than $22 USD to $67 USD per month. Bamboo housing carpenters increased their incomes from $22 USD to $100 USD per month. Throughout the project new standard building codes were developed and trade for bamboo and rattan producers enhanced. To enable better market access, technical supporting platforms were developed that provided an improved linkage between producers and customers.