The Role of bamboo in development

The Role of bamboo in development

Bamboo has an important role to play in development. It is a natural
tool with which to encourage sustainable, integrated farming systems
and an excellent resource on which to build a variety of income and
employment-generating opportunities. With its multiple uses and high
value in a range of products aimed at national and international
markets, there is great potential for value-adding operations, and many
different entry points for development intementions which are
accessible to and appropriate for resource-poor people. In order to
do this well, improved understanding is required about the bamboo
sectors, about the people involved and about the main problems they
face. Research is needed on the economic, policy, institutional and
social aspects of the bamboo sectors, as well as on the technical
aspects involved. In this way, interventions can be focused to address
the real problems and opportunities faced by people, and from
this basis a well-targeted research and development agenda can be
designed.

Authors: Belcher, B.

Topic: bamboo,bamboos,China,India,Indonesia,Nepal,Philippines,Thailand,people,environment,development,Non Timber Forest Products

Geographic: China,India,Indonesia,Nepal,Philippines,Thailand

Publisher: International Network of Bamboo and Rattan

Publication Year: 1996

ISBN: 81-86247-15-7

Source: Bamboo, People and the Environment: Socio- economics and culture. 147

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