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This report on bamboo species–site suitability matching for Kenya is expected to identify the exotic bamboo species currently planted in the country and inform actors in the bamboo value chain about the growth performance and suitability of these species for planting in different AEZs. The report captures the origin of each bamboo species, its growth […]
This report on bamboo species’ site suitability matching for Uganda is expected to identify the exotic bamboo species currently planted in the country and inform actors across the bamboo value chain about their growth performance and suitability for being planted in different agro-ecological zones (AEZs). The report captures the origin of each bamboo species, its […]
Government policies in Indonesia regarding the regulation of the rattan market have been inconsistent since the 1970s, seriously affecting farmers, traders and exporters. Despite difficulties, price, trade and export values have been increasing since 2017. The growing export trend, followed by the increase in production and in the farm or forest gate price, is indicating […]
The Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme is a triangular South-South cooperation with the aim of supporting livelihood development, food security and better environmental management in East Africa by developing robust bamboo value chains and a sustainable bamboo industry in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. As part of Phase II of the programme, a gender analysis (GA) […]
This manual explains the various post-harvest treatment and preservation methods that can be applied to bamboo culms to increase their lifespan and durability. The manual serves as a guide to assist artisans, harvesters, bamboo retailers and other actors in the bamboo value chain in preparing and treating bamboo culms for product development.
This study assesses the overall feeding value of bamboo fodder as a substitute for natural pasture hay from the basal diet of lactating high-grade cows following experimental trials conducted between November and February 2020 in Ethiopia.