Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia, Madagascar
For millions of disadvantaged rural communities and smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, bamboo has the potential to contribute to poverty reduction, affordable and sustainable energy use, and environmental protection, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The aim of this project is to enhance incomes, livelihoods and climate change adaptive capacities of African smallholder farmers, women and youth by upscaling and increasing their participation in climate-smart bamboo value chains. It draws on the South-South cooperation between China and African countries, and within Africa, to share success stories and transfer best practices.
Specific objectives of the project include:
Expected outcomes of the project include: reduced poverty and increased employment for smallholder farmers in target areas of the beneficiary countries; a measurable reduction in land degradation, with thousands of hectares of degraded land restored; the integration of bamboo into national-level sustainable development policies and programmes; increased intra-Africa and Sino-Africa bamboo sector exchange, trade and investment; and improved energy security of smallholder farmers through the production of bamboo charcoal briquettes.
In 2020, the programme made a number of important contributions to bamboo sector development:
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INBAR recent training session in Ghana focused on bamboo weaving and product development. INBAR has trained 50 young women and men in bamboo weaving and product development. The training, which occurred from 3-17 June 2021 involved members from the Bompata community in the Asante Akim South Municipal in Ashanti Region of Ghana. Within a period of 14 days, […]
The “Green Ghana Project” to plant 5 million trees and bamboo for greening and restoring land in the country. 11 June 2021 marked an exciting new chapter in Ghana as the country embarked on a mission dubbed the “Green Ghana Project” to plant 5 million trees including bamboo. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Land and […]
INBAR Central Africa Regional Office planted 300 bamboo seedlings in Cameroon to commemorate World Environment Day. Cameroon joined the rest of the world on 5 June 2021 to commemorate the 47 edition of the World Environment Day under the theme “Ecosystem Restoration”. As part of events to mark the day, INBAR Central Africa Regional Office […]
INBAR African Member States participants joined the Ghana Bamboo Study Tour from 27-29 April 2021. As part of initiatives to share Ghana’s bamboo development experience and knowledge with the rest of Africa, 13 international participants from INBAR Member states in Central, Eastern and West Africa, joined 47 of their colleagues in Ghana on a 4-day […]
The first batch of 20 trainees including 2 women have benefited from a one-month intensive training in bamboo furniture design, cutting, joinery and product finishing at the newly established Common Production and Training Centre (CPTC) in Cameroon. March 22, 2021 – The one-month training which started in February, is part of efforts to add value to Cameroon’s bamboo resources and enhance the skills of local bamboo artisans. INBAR’s […]
INBAR opens a bamboo Common Production Training Centre (CPTC) in Ghana. INBAR West Africa Regional Office (WARO) has opened a Bamboo Common Production Training Centre (CPTC) at Obogu in the Asante-Akim South District in Ghana to provide skills training in bamboo product development. The CPTC concept is an innovative approach aimed at providing access to […]