Category: Blog

Working towards ‘greening’ Kenya

The women of GreenPot

It is said that women are the backbone of our economy and this is certainly true in the agricultural sector especially the food related agricultural work. Welcome to GreenPot- women are leading the bamboo revolution At GreenPot, women are at the...

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by green_admin|March 8th, 2017|Blog|No Comments

Bamboo- Addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1- Ending poverty and hunger (through bamboo) The role of trees is clearly understood in the food chain. They are the basis of survival; The producers. Other than food trees provide medicine, shelter and are the main source of energy for human...

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by green_admin|February 22nd, 2017|Blog|No Comments

The future of bamboo products

Communities in parts of the world where indigenous bamboo grows have been making use of it in various ways. Bamboo is now contributing over 60 billion USD to the world'd economy, thanks to innovation and value addition. Bamboo products are...

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by green_admin|February 17th, 2017|Blog|No Comments

Risk Mitigation- Why we need weather stations in our bamboo plantations

From propagating bamboo, to shooting documentaries; GreenPot plantations have been bustling with activity this past January. We have been hosting guests, mostly from Nairobi who are eager to see what bamboo plantations look like. We will soon...

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by green_admin|February 2nd, 2017|Blog, news|No Comments

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|November 24th, 2016|news|No Comments

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|November 22nd, 2016|Blog|No Comments

GreenPot Outgrowers Programme- A Success Story

With the end-game being production of bamboo items, we need to amass as much bamboo as possible. We do this in two ways; Gated Communities Out growers programme. GPE began its ‘plant bamboo’ crusade last year. We have engaged farmers...

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by green_admin|November 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

GreenPot Nurseries: Where the bamboo revolution began

Meet Eliud Kanyi, GreenPot’s resident ‘Adam ’- the first man to inhabit official GreenPot grounds On  August 14, 2014, he became the custodian and first denizen at GreenPot’s first nursery in the Ol’kilnyei area of Narok....

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by green_admin|November 9th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

Kenya Forest Service and GreenPot join forces to boost the bamboo sector in Kenya

The Kenya Forest Service and GreenPot Enterprises Limited have signed a landmark agreement that will see the two organisations launch various initiatives aimed at enhancing the commercialisation of the bamboo sector in the country. The...

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by green_admin|November 2nd, 2016|news|No Comments

Changing lives through bamboo

The spirit of entrepreneurship has swept the globe and the opportunities in Africa are now being created by Africans themselves. We are exploring beyond geographical boundaries and bringing back acquired knowledge and skills to build our local...

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by green_admin|October 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments