Share in INBAR’s recent Sino-Africa exchange trip to Sichuan and Zhejiang, and see what bamboo can do.
One of INBAR’s most important objectives is to facilitate South-South and bilateral collaboration between member states. To this end, in November the Director of INBAR’s Addis Ababa Office, Dr. Fu Jinhe, led a group of 15 Ethiopian experts and government officials on a study tour to the Chinese provinces of Zhejiang and Sichuan. Over seven days, the group visited factories, plantations, showrooms, universities and more to understand the bamboo value chain at every stage.
China is INBAR’s host country, but more than that, it has the world’s most developed bamboo industry, with a well developed market for hi-tech sustainable products employing millions of people. The tour was an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and study, but also a great chance to get inspired – and to transmit this inspiration even further, we are sharing some pictures of their trip here.
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The China Bamboo Weaving Art Museum, Qingshen:
The China Bamboo Garden and Art Museum, Anji:
YouYu Bamboo Products Company, Zhejiang, producing outdoor and indoor bamboo panels and designs:
Anji International Bamboo Art Museum:
Anji ‘Lina’ Bamboo Products Company
BABO Bamboo Tissue Paper from Vanov Group
Bamboo Charcoal Museum:
Bamboo era Ltd, producing ‘hard-as-steel’ bamboo panels
ChongQing Rueizhu Bamboo Products company:
To see more about the incredible hi-tech products that can be made from bamboo, see here.