WHAT WE DO
Awareness raising and capacity building
In Tanzania, Bamboo sector has been regarded as marginal for many years. Its economic potential has until recently been largely underestimated. BINAPO works actively to build the capacity of the community on how they can participate directly in conserving and preserving our natural resources through countless seminars, training and study tour.
We raise awareness of the untapped potentials of the bamboo sector. Bamboo farming could help offset deforestation, reduce the cost of carbon emissions and its fast-growing qualities as a wood substitute could help create new industry and jobs in Tanzania.
As forests continue to be cleared for wood production and other needs, bamboo can offer us an alternative to clearcutting. Bamboo takes in more CO2 and produces more oxygen than the average hardwood tree. This makes it a valuable resource for fighting climate change.
We promote and assist the community in bamboo farming, from nursery establishment, planting and harvesting. This is creating a huge number of employment opportunities for youth an women, increase their income and improve their livelihood since there is high demand for bamboo raw materials.
Value-addition and marketing of bamboo products
BINAPO through its approach of forming groups of youth and women, we facilitate manufacturing and value addition of bamboo products like furniture, toothpicks, skewers, baskets, mats, and house decorations; market them as the hardwood alternative.
We are dedicated to the promotion and use of bamboo throughout the country. Bamboo is a plant that offers limitless potential for the future. It offers us strength, sustainability, versatility, and a green alternative.
Biodiversity conservation and Ecosystem restoration
In collaboration with local government and communities, BINAPO help to conserve biodiversity and restore ecosystem trough plantation of trees in farmlands and home environment.
We facilitate beekeeping projects as a way to improve rural community livelihood through
Beekeeping plays a big role in the conservation of forests and natural resources because the flowers of forest trees are the primary food of honey bees, and Pollination is essential for agriculture and environmental management.