International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Webinar: Bamboo for Smallholder Income and Food Security

Webinar: Bamboo for Smallholder Income and Food Security

Theme: Bamboo for Poverty Reduction and Livelihood Development


Bamboo is a food source for humans, and feed and fodder for livestock. Bamboo shoots are an important traded commodity, a nutrition rich food and are associated with cuisine and culture across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Agro-pastoral economies need quality feed and fodder to mitigate global shortages.

This session will showcase the bamboo shoot industry value chain, its products and its benefits to smallholder farmers in China; a smallholder bamboo juice/wine collection system, and its benefits in Tanzania; and empirical evidence on the suitability of bamboo as green feed and fodder for livestock in Ghana.


Prof. Wu Liangru, Principal Research Professor, China National Bamboo Research Center. Prof. Wu has more than 30 years’ experiences in forest management research and development, and is recognised for his work in bamboo green utilisation. Download presentation.

Dr. Michael John Haule, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Accountancy Arusha of the University of Dar es Salaam. He has conducted extensive studies on the utilisation of bamboo for wine making by the local communities in Tanzania. Download presentation.

Prof. Emmanuel Osafo, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition and Production, Head of Department of Animal Science, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Download presentation.


23 July 2020

19:30-21:00 (Beijing, GMT+8)

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