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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

GreenPot at the Nairobi International Trade fair

GPE has participated in several events this past quarter with attendees ranging from small scale farmers to world leaders. Some of the events we have been part of as we continue to create awareness on the value of bamboo include UNCTAD 14, Mara Day,...

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by green_admin|October 11th, 2016|news|No 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|September 18th, 2016|news|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|September 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

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|September 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

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|September 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

Understanding the anatomy of bamboo

Bamboo commonly confused for a tree is a grass and belongs to the Gramineae (Poaceae part of the grass family). The bamboo plant (Figure 1 below) is made up of an underground axis and above ground axis. The underground axis is comprised of rhizomes,...

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by Jessica Mukiri|September 14th, 2016|Blog|No Comments

Gated Community of Forests, An Investment Opportunity for Your Chama

The chama culture has evolved from periodical ‘merry-go-rounds’ to investment forces to reckon with. While the social aspect is still a big part of these groups, those that are well-organized use the fellowship to share ideas and to pool...

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by Winnie Anyona|August 9th, 2016|news|14 Comments

Bamboo Shoots, a Delicious Treat

Bamboo is one of the most utilized and multipurpose plants on Earth. All parts of the plant are used for various purposes; the leaves for livestock fodder, the culms (stems) for construction (and making many other products) and the shoots for...

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by Jessica Mukiri|August 8th, 2016|Blogs|2 Comments