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Commercialisation of Bamboo in Kenya | GreenPot

Commercialisation of Bamboo in Kenya

July 29th, 2016

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 research that has been conducted for over a decade on the viability of the bamboo industry in Kenya now been used to stir up activities that support the commercialization of the ‘miracle plant’. GP Logo Big and small bamboo plantations are now coming up with the intention to turn these into high value-added products such as flooring, textile, furniture, pellets etc. We are also getting external support with organisations like International Network of Bamboo & Rattan (INBAR), a China-based intergovernmental organisation teaming up with stakeholders to increase bamboo expertise through knowledge transfer and technical assistance. China’s is a 30 billion dollar industry that has employed seven million people and has resulted in reforestation of over three million hectares of degraded land according to Mr Hans Friederich , INBAR’s Director-general at the COP 21 Summit. GreenPot Enterprises has been Kenya’s first and only fully integrated Bamboo Company in the market but this is changing as the bamboo revolution advances. The Ewasi N’giro South River Basin Development Authority (ENSDA) is a state corporation that implements development projects in the Ewaso N’giro River Basin and Catchment areas. ENSDA has embarked on a bamboo commercialization project that will result in the establishment of a bamboo processing plant. The project will lead to provision of jobs for over 10,000 people while contributing to the restoration and reservation in the areas with bamboo plantations. Read more about their project here. Why bamboo? This is because of market availability, innovation, environment sustainability and it’s incredible properties. To learn more about how GreenPot is leading the bamboo revolution watch this.

6 Responses to “Commercialisation of Bamboo in Kenya”

  1. Peter Mutei Says:

    Hi, can it do well in Ukambani , particularly Wamunyu in Machakos?

  2. green_admin Says:

    Hi Peter, kindly see the link where we currently operate and where our species of bamboo can grow http://greenpotenterprises.com/faqs/. Unfortunately We do not work in Ukambani.

  3. Openy Edward Says:

    I want more information on commercialisation of bamboo and the possibility of expansion in uganda

  4. green_admin Says:

    Hi Edward. We are yet to expand our operations to other countries. You can learn more about commercialisation of bamboo across the globe here http://www.inbar.int/

  5. Majanjara from Tz Says:

    were can i gate seed for plantation near to Sirari or Kisumu, please

  6. green_admin Says:

    Hi Majanjara, you can get seedlings from our nursery in Narok. Which part of Kisumu? There are areas that are too dry for the species we have. Kindly send your contacts to info@greenpotenterprises.com and we can discuss further.

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