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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

Conserving Kenya’s Water Towers with Bamboo

Forests play a key role in the provision of quality water – helping to regulate surface and groundwater flows, maintain atmospheric moisture, and reduce erosion, sedimentation, and pollutants .Kenya’s catchment areas that supply water to nearly...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Conserving Kenya’s Water Towers with Bamboo

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|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on GreenPot Outgrowers Programme- A Success Story

#WangariMaathai Day & #AfricanEnvironment Day

On 3rd of March every year we honour the environment and Wangari Maathai through various celebrations to highlight the importance environmental conservation and protection. This year the main event happened at African Union Headquarters in Addis...

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by Jessica Mukiri|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on #WangariMaathai Day & #AfricanEnvironment Day

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|July 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Changing lives through bamboo

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