International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Webinar: Soil and Water Conservation with Bamboo

Webinar: Soil and Water Conservation with Bamboo

Theme: Bamboo and Environmental Management


Bamboo has extensive fibrous roots and a rhizome system that make it suitable for holding topsoil and for stabilising slopes to prevent soil erosion. In bamboo forests, a high volume of leaf litter forms a protective layer above the topsoil and enhances soil fertility and groundwater recharge. Rapid growth and regrowth of bamboo roots and rhizome systems can improve soil structure, enhance groundwater recharge and regulate water flow. This webinar session will share the results of recent research and discuss how bamboo contributes to soil and water conservation around the world.


Dr. Rajesh Kaushal – Principal Scientist, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, India – download presentation

Dr. Juan Carlos Camargo – Professor and researcher, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Technological University of Pereira, Colombia – download presentation

Dr. Daniel S. Akoto – Senior Lecturer, Department of Forest Science, School of Natural Resources, University of Energy and Natural Resources-Sunyani, Ghana – download presentation


30 June 2020

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

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The webinar can be watched again on Youtube here or below.

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