International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Webinar: Bamboo for Smallholder Income and Energy Security

Webinar: Bamboo for Smallholder Income and Energy Security

Theme: Bamboo for Poverty Reduction and Livelihood Development


It is observed that majority of rural households in least developed nations use fuel wood and charcoal as the primary source of fuel. This provides income, and livelihoods to a large populace. Bamboo is suitable as a fuel wood, it is currently converted into a number of commodified energy products such as charcoal, briquettes, pellets, etc. Being a renewable resource with annual harvesting possibility, it has tremendous possibility to use it as fuel wood, and further convert it into energy products that can provide income and employment. The approach supports the people’s health, save the planet and generates profit for enterprises. This session will focus on different enterprise models related to bamboo and energy.


Ms. Jin Wei – Capacity Building Manager, International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation. With more than two decades of working experiences in international development and capacity building for developing countries, Ms. Jin Wei has many experiences in working with experts and trainers on bamboo related rural development projects, and learnt a lot about related policy-making and strategy identification.

Mr. Xuan Taotao – Director of the Department of Industry Development of the Anji Bamboo Academy, People’s Government of Anji County, Zhejiang Province of China. Mr. Xuan Taotao has more than 30 years of experience in bamboo industrial development, and had participated a number of key bamboo development project of Anji, including moso bamboo high-yielding forest demonstration, strand-woven bamboo technology and barbecue briquette charcoal production researches.  He has been working with INBAR as a consultant in Anji for 20 years. Download Jin Wei & Xuan Taotao’s presentation.

Dr. N. Barathi – Founder and Director of Growmore Biotech Ltd., an Agriculture Scientist of 36 years of experiences.  His research work identified high-yield bamboo clone.  As a Technology Partner of India’s National Mission on Bamboo, Growmore is now managing large areas of bamboo plantations for biomass energy purpose. Download presentation. 

Mr. Jaya Wahono – Founder and CEO of Clean Power Indonesia, an Indonesian company that specializes in the development of community based energy forest (mainly bamboo) and utilisation of biomass gasification technology for various applications. Download presentation.

Dr. Paul Osei-Tutu – Lecturer at the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Former INBAR West Africa Regional Coordinator. Download presentation.


30 July 2020

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

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