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Bamboo Site-Species Matching Study in Kenya

Working Papers
Bamboo Site-Species Matching Study in Kenya

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2022

Pages:

107

Keywords:

bamboo, species, kenya

This report on bamboo species–site suitability matching for Kenya is expected to identify the exotic bamboo species currently planted in the country and inform actors in the bamboo value chain about the growth performance and suitability of these species for planting in different AEZs. The report captures the origin of each bamboo species, its growth performance in its native range and in different AEZs where it is currently grown in Kenya, and its potential for ecological and socio-economic utilization in different parts of the country. This report is intended to serve as a guide for farmers, foresters, extension agents, and bamboo value chain actors in matching each bamboo species to its most suitable AEZs in Kenya. This is expected to provide the confidence needed by bamboo growers and value chain actors in decision making on bamboo production and its utilization on a commercial scale.

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