International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Livelihoods

Livelihoods

Bamboo and rattan can help millions of poor rural and urban producers lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Bamboo and rattan offer a unique suite of characteristics that place it at the forefront of natural resources that can develop lives and livelihoods. Rattan is a component of tropical forests and is rarely cultivated. Cultivation of bamboo is highly desirable as it increases yield and quality of the poles and shoots harvested:

As raw materials

As a commodity