Reforestation and Bamboo Forests
We invest into bamboo forests and plantations dedicated to CO2 capture and nurtured by local dwellers.
We work with local farmers and bamboo associations on reforestation and afforestation wherever local conditions allow and a long-term benefit for local communities can be expected.
Bamboo can provide revenue and alternative livelihoods for surrounding communities.
Selective harvesting focuses on the removal of individual poles or culms from each bamboo plant, ensuring that canopy cover and carbon storage is continuous and avoiding the need to replant.
Bamboo can also provide an alternative fibre to wood in the use of engineered timber products, pulp and paper, charcoal and bioenergy, thereby reducing pressure on natural forests.
…can come in any shape and form. Roadside bamboo plantations are even suitable for Industrial zones, reducing noises, dust and create shade... Irrigated by treated wastewater and generating income!
Safeguarding established local Businesses
Bamboo is a cash crop that ensures local people‘s income and livelihood. We will hence not interfere with their traditional businesses and not compete for their raw material.
Instead, we will create additional income by harvesting low-quality bamboo and production waste that is otherwise of little value.
Bamboo grows fast and captures CO2 highly efficient in a short time. It can convert degraded and marginal land into commercial plantations of bamboo, it can restore canopy cover, connect remnant forest patches and their associated biodiversity, reduce soil erosion and stabilize water tables.
Bamboo’s complex but shallow root structure restores compacted soils and improves water filtration.
Bamboo forests and plantation feature a high biodiversity. It grows on degraded land so that it does not compete with food production.