International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Bamboo to combat desertification and drought

17 Jun 2017

This World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, INBAR reflects on its work with bamboo for land restoration.

Bamboo is an excellent tool for restoring degraded lands. Its extensive root system binds soil and protects against erosion; its leaves provide a year-round supply of soil nutrients where it grows; and it is emerging in many communities as a practical option for perennial animal fodder, supporting the livelihoods of communities living on degraded and marginal lands.

INBAR is helping to restore land around the world in the following ways:

We at INBAR believe that desertification can be tackled, and remain committed to spreading the word about bamboo’s usefulness. Happy World Day to Combat Desertification!

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