Bamboo farming is a lead towards the right direction in the management of the forest, environment and nature conservation; Bamboo farming integrates economic development and environmental conservation: Bamboo farming support sustainable livelihood
The Green Economy and Bamboo Farming:
Green economy encompasses all activities or actions that reduce carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, efficient use of natural resources for sustainable development and creation of job opportunities in the society.
Fundamentals of the bamboo Farming and nature conservation:
1. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere: bamboo acts as a carbon sink and absorbs excess carbon dioxide, thereby, reducing global warming. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases over 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere compared to an equivalent mass of trees. This makes bamboo excellent for absorbing greenhouse gases and producing clean, fresh oxygen.
2. Efficient use of natural resources for sustainable development: bamboo supports the green economy, its clump lasts for many years and rejuvenates more with regular harvesting, not easily destroyed, when bamboo is harvested, it will continue to grow new shoots from its remarkable root system. There is no additional planting or cultivation. Bamboo grows in all sorts of climate zones and soil types where other crops fail. Bamboo grows over 3′ (90cm) in height in a day!
3. Creates job opportunities: This super bamboo can produce a total biomass of 19,000 kg/ha, 9-10 tons of bamboo charcoal per hectare per year, manufacture toothpicks, matchsticks, bicycles, soil erosion control, process fencing poles, panel board, construction, manufacture of wooden products (furniture’s), food and shelter.