Online Training Workshop: Sustainable Bamboo Development in Lao PDR
Lao PDR has abundant bamboo, with more than 120 species. Bamboo can play an important promote part of Laos’ programmes to protect the environment and strengthen rural livelihoods and socio-economic development. This training workshop, which is organised by INBAR and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute of Lao PDR (NAFRI), aims to raise awareness and build capacity in Laos regarding the conservation, sustainable management and utilisation of the bamboo resources.
The key subjects covered by the course will include: an introduction to useful bamboo species for timber and shoots; bamboo forest rehabilitation techniques and technologies; bamboo propagation and nursery management; technologies for processing bamboo shoots, sticks and panels; woven handicrafts; enabling environments and business models for growing the bamboo sector; and a case study of a successful bamboo-producing region in China.