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IBUKU – Bali’s Inspiring Bamboo Story

During a sailing trip in Indonesia on a traditional fishing boat, an Irish designer Linda Garland was amazed by the size of a giant bamboo outrigger. She asked the fishermen to take her to the place where it grew. This was the beginning of a journey that led her to start the Environmental Bamboo …

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Growing bamboo in greenhouse and other lessons on the grass

Sitting on more than 10 acres, Nyabera Farm in Uriri, Migori County, hosts an assortment of crops that include collard greens (sukuma wiki), cabbages, watermelon, tomatoes, pumpkins and bamboo. But it is on the bamboo farm that the owner of Nyabera Farm, Francisca Kwasa, is stirring a revolution.…

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Inspiring Story from Uganda: She Quit Real Estate to Grow Bamboo

Inspired by reading and watching news on climate change, Divine Nabaweesi quit being a real estate agent to start a social enterprise business of Bamboo growing. She says the turning point was after she lost interest and passion of continuing as a real estate agent – a job she held for seve…

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Bamboo Star Agro-Forestry – Unlocking Ethiopia’s Bamboo Potential

In Ethiopia about one million hectares of land is occupied by bamboo forests which makes it Africa’s largest reserve of bamboo. Coupled with eager foreign investment, Ethiopia is leading the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa. Bamboo Star Agro-Forestry (BSAF), a company founded by succe…

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