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July, 2016 | GreenPot

Month: July 2016

Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya

Commercialisation of Bamboo in Kenya

Kenya is in the process of transforming the bamboo industry and in turn the forestry, timber, wood fuel, paper and other related industries. In the last two years the sector has been activated both by government agencies and private sector with...

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by Winnie Anyona|July 29th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

Deforestation- Cutting down trees is taking money right out of our pockets

Historically in Kenya, reforestation and other climate change related topics have been conversations had among environmentalists and international do-gooders. This needs to change; Not just because we are now beginning to see the effects of...

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by Winnie Anyona|July 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Deforestation- Cutting down trees is taking money right out of our pockets

Restoring Emsoo Dam

The conversation on development cannot be had without talking about sustainability. As one UNCTAD representative said last week at a ministerial round table on fostering green economies, “Development must respect planetary boundaries”. As...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 29th, 2016|Blog|4 Comments

Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya

On Friday 12th February 2016, GreenPot had the honour of hosting a very special guest and Greening Kenya Initiative Trust Chief Mr Peter Odhengo. Mr Odhengo, accompanied by colleagues called in to sign the MOU that will see the two institutions...

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by Winnie Anyona|July 26th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya

Dutch Marketing Expert visits The Bamboo People in Kenya

As the year winds up, GreenPot will be hosting a number of international visitors. Most of these are coming to see the progress we have made so far with the aim of replicating our strategy in their countries. One of the visitors, Pim Korsmit was...

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by green_admin|July 24th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Dutch Marketing Expert visits The Bamboo People in Kenya

Coming soon….GreenPot Industries!!

In the beginning of the year, we spoke to Mr. Stephen Muchai, GreenPot’s Project Manager about the company’s plans to set up its first factory. As the year nears the end, we thought it necessary to get an update from Mr Muchai. Is the...

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by green_admin|July 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Coming soon….GreenPot Industries!!

THE BAMBOO PEOPLE AT AGRITEC 2016 NAIROBI

Last week, GreenPot was at the Agritec Africa Agriculture Exhibition and Conference at the KICC. The event was organized by The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Radeecal Communications- an exhibition organization outfit from...

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by Winnie Anyona|July 21st, 2016|Blog|2 Comments

CELEBRATING WORLD BAMBOO DAY

Inaugurated in 2009 by the World Bamboo Organisation, World Bamboo Day is celebrated annually on the 18th of September. The purpose of this celebration is to increase awareness of the importance of bamboo around the world. Why is Bamboo...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 18th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

Climate Change: Kenya and Bamboo

Kenya is increasingly becoming more vulnerable to climate change with the sporadic changes in weather patterns hitting the local communities hard with the increasing trend of unpredictable rainfall and extended droughts which has resulted in low...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Climate Change: Kenya and Bamboo

History of Bamboo in Kenya

Bamboo grows naturally in Kenya. Yushania alpina formerly known as Arundinaria alpine is the only species of native forests in Kenya. In its natural environment, it grows together with several tree species including Hagenia abysinica, Juniperus...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on History of Bamboo in Kenya

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