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Plantation company Kitil Farm in Kenya sowing a future of prosperity with bamboo seedlings

Kitil Farm, founded by Juvenales Njuguna in Kenya is today one of the leading bamboo plantation nursery in Africa. It is indeed an inspirational story of how Njuguna overcame the odds to nurture Bamboo farming.  Today, Kitil Farm grows and sells high quality bamboo seedlings to individuals, inves…

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8 reasons why Bamboo Charcoal is increasingly regarded as the new Black

(1) ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL WORKS VERY EFFECTIVELY TO REGULATE HUMIDITY. Place Bamboo Charcoal in a vase or basket in each high traffic room of your house. During periods of high humidity, excess moisture will be absorbed by the bamboo charcoal. During periods of low humidity, the moisture will…

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Mixing the right technology with local skills – VEDHA driving the future of bamboo furniture

Institute of Village Enterprise Development For Handicraft Artisans – that’s what VEDHA stands for. It was started in 1990 when a select few recognised the attributes of bamboo as being an ecologically friendly resource with great engineering properties. They embarked upon a journey – explo…

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Bamboo Floor Tiles made in the state of Tripura in North East India is headed for European market

Bamboo flooring is a growing craze worldwide. It is uniquely attractive, strong, resilient, moisture and stain resistant and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is ecologically friendly and has unrivalled capacity to capture carbon. It is a family of grass and not a tree, it matures quickly in as li…

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MIT researchers working on ways to engineer the grass to create a more structurally sound building material

While bamboo has many similarities to wood as a building material, it also has very distinct properties. In-depth analysis of the microstructure of bamboo has uncovered its potential for use in composite materials with stronger and denser properties. Various attempts are going on aimed at develop…

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Biodegradable Toothbrush: Smiles for the People

A biodegradable bamboo toothbrush offering comfort and firmer grip is the latest bathroom accessory.  The brush has an ergonomically curved design that makes it comfortable and beautiful.  The company’s website describes it as a small company with a BIG vision. ‘Smiles for the People’ donates one…

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INBAR – improving lives of people living with bamboo and rattan

Set up in 1984, the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to improving the livelihoods of the poor producers and users of bamboo and rattan, within the context of a sustainable natural environment. INBAR connects a global network of par…

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