International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Recommendations for Ecuador’s bamboo sector


Recommendations for Ecuador’s bamboo sector

23 April 2020 – In August 2019, a group of experts from China, supported by INBAR and sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, visited Ecuador to carry out research and make recommendations for the country’s bamboo sector. They identified four key points for improvement in the sector. 

Bamboo housing in Ecuador

During their tour, the delegation investigated three provinces and spoke with key stakeholders from Ecuador’s bamboo industry to discuss how China-sponsored training programmes could be of help to the  sector. Part of of this visit included confirming the importance of bamboo development to the China-Ecuador diplomatic relationship, notably through meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Ecuador, H.E Chen Guoyou, and other high-ranking government officials.

The results of this preliminary stakeholder discussions yielded four important recommendations for the potential China-sponsored invigoration of the Ecuadorian bamboo industry:

Guadua bamboo in Ecuador

INBAR’s work with Member State governments is wide ranging encompasses policy shaping and advocacy, knowledge sharing and learning, and action research and country support. INBAR aims to act as a facilitator for countries wishing to develop their bamboo and rattan industries.

To find out more about how INBAR and its partner the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR) supported the Ecuadorian government via training and capacity building for the bamboo in 2019, read our story here

To read more about the history of INBAR supporting the Chinese and Ecuadorian governments’ cooperation on bamboo development, see our stories here and here

Below is INBAR’s Capacity Building Manager Jin Wei talking about bamboo’s potential in Ecuador.