国 际 竹 藤 组 织

国 际 竹 藤 组 织





Because the bamboo forests of Uganda farmers are scattered, the bamboo forest area of each household is not large, and the bamboo of the government cannot be cut down and sold. It is very difficult for us who need bamboo to purchase. Maybe we were the first to purchase large quantities of bamboo, In addition, the impact of COVID-19 has also disrupted our plan. We originally assumed that COVID-19 can only spread in China. It is estimated that it will not affect all parts of the world and we can carry out our bamboo work in Uganda.

坎帕拉東部的低地竹 Lowland Bamboo in eastern Kampala

學生提供的竹子 Bamboo forest provided by students


We think there will be very few Chinese people visiting Africa, and the COVID-19 epidemic will not affect this place. We will take this opportunity to build the bamboo forest town in Murchison, Uganda within 3 months, and wait for COVID-19 After the epidemic was over, the park could be opened. I did not expect that the COVID-19 epidemic would still affect the entire world. The President of Uganda announced on March 22 that no one would be allowed to enter or leave the Uganda country from the early hours of the 23rd. Passenger flights are prohibited from flying except cargo flights. (Including buses and private cars) Everyone is prohibited from staying at home. However, I did not expect that a COVID-19 would completely disrupt our entire plan.

坎帕拉東部的低地竹 Lowland Bamboo in eastern Kampala

非洲大蟻巢 African ant nest


Africa ’s ant nests can be seen everywhere in rural Uganda. Some are like small houses. They are all piled up in soil and the ant nests are very hard. I used to see on TV how terrible the ant nests are. These are Ant nests or roadsides, or bamboo forests, or forests, or farmhouses all exist. There is also a kind of ants called marching ants on the mountain. The crawling speed is very fast. It will crawl into your legs in the blink of an eye. It will crawl into the inside of your trousers in the blink of an eye, and it is quite powerful to bite on the skin. It will make a lot of pain and itching. In order not to be invaded by marching ants, we all rolled our trouser legs into socks when we went up the mountain.

篩選泥土 Screening soil

泥土粉刷試驗 Soil stucco test


The walls of the Ugandan peasant ’s residential house are basically a combination of trees and soil, and the roof is covered with a one-person tall thatch. In addition to being fertile, Uganda ’s soil is also characterized by its excellent viscosity, which is suitable for wall materials. It is also the original material that I must use to design and build bamboo houses. so I wo n’t introduce it here.

嚴先生提供的竹林分佈圖 Distribution map of bamboo forest provided by Mr. Yan


An enthusiastic Mr. Yan at the Bamboo and Rattan Center saw that we were looking for bamboo in Uganda very hard. He very carefully introduced the details of bamboo forest distribution map and bamboo forest area in Uganda. His main work is to study bamboo resource monitoring. Here on behalf of our team, I thank this enthusiastic Mr. Yan.

Michael在演講 Michael in lecture

當地的竹房子 Local bamboo hous

3月17日上午,在坎帕拉的中國太陽城培訓中心,我們與國際竹藤組織(INBAR)的Michael 見面交流了竹子情況。他在那裡舉辦《竹子運用》的演講活動,有幾十個喜愛竹子的烏干達和中國的人員參加。

On the morning of March 17, at the China Sun City Training Center in Kampala, we met with Michael of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) to exchange information on bamboo. There he organized a speech event called “Usage of Bamboo”, and bamboo enthusiasts from Uganda and China attended the training.

當地的竹亭 Local bamboo house

學生研究的竹產品 Student researching bamboo products

學生研究的竹產品 Student researching bamboo products


In Uganda, I met several college students, and one was a graduate student who had heard my lectures in China. They love bamboo very much. They often talk to me about bamboo on WhatsApp, how to realize their ideals for the development of the Uganda bamboo industry . He also came up with ideas and helped us contact farmers how to buy the bamboo we need in Uganda. I sincerely thank these affectionate and enthusiastic Ugandan university students.

坎帕拉東部的低地竹 Lowland Bamboo in eastern Kampala

坎帕拉東部的竹子 Lowland Bamboo in eastern Kampala



On March 24th, we received a message that there was a bamboo forest near Lake Victoria in eastern Kampala, which is also the second largest freshwater lake in the world, so that we can go to the field to investigate, and we drove 50 kilometers to the next day. There, we saw a lowland bamboo forest of about 2 hectares. The diameter of the bamboo is basically more than 60 millimeters, which also barely meets our needs.

坎帕拉東部的低地竹 Lowland Bamboo in eastern Kampala


There is also an interesting story here. They informed us to come to this bamboo forest for investigation. They also wanted to make money and said that they all have their own bamboo forest. What is particularly interesting is that after we visited this bamboo forest, a self-proclaimed person was this one the boss of bamboo forest, and arranged an appointment with us to discuss the price of bamboo. He made an appointment for himself half an hour late. After a day, the real boss showed up. In order to stop him from getting his work permit, the negotiated price was one-fifth lower than those who claimed to be the boss.

在培育的竹苗 cultivation on Bamboo seedlings


Many bamboo growers near Kampala, Uganda basically cultivate bamboo seedlings, and the success rate of bamboo seedling cultivation is also very low. Farmers in the mountains will only use bamboo to build some very simple vegetable climbing frames.They also don’t know what other uses bamboo can make. Besides, they do not have bamboo technology, and they do not know how to use it, which means that the Ugandan government has not taken the development of bamboo very seriously and hard.

在培育的竹苗 cultivation on Bamboo seedlings

水中的低地竹 Lowland bamboo in water

水中的低地竹 Lowland bamboo in water


I have seen bamboo soaked in water in Yibin, Sichuan. I asked the local people that it was caused by rain and water. The bamboo here in Uganda has been immersed in the water for a long time, and it has grown so vigorously. It may be that the reason for the bamboo varieties is that the low bamboos like water.

The English text is not very professional and will not be very smooth, I hope everyone understands.