Bamboo

In addition to being known as a source of food, fiber, firewood and construction material, bamboo can also play a role in land restoration. The fast-growing perennial can be grown on degraded land with poor and shallow soil and minimal water and fertilizer. CIFOR explores the restoration aspects of bamboo with a curated collection of publications, stories and multimedia.

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Guiding principles for sustainable bamboo forest management planning: Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State (BGRS)

Guiding principles for sustainable bamboo forest management planning: Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State (BGRS)

Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State (BGRS) is the region of Ethiopia with the greatest bamboo forest cover. The resource has, however, encountered heavy degradation in recent years due to fires for farming and for hunting, mass flowering, unsustainable harvest, and land conversion. Bamboo, if harvested correctly, can become a valuable resource and a source of income for the rural population of BGRS.

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