The Global Boom Of Bamboo
Due to the reasons listed above, many countries are leaping on the bamboo bandwagon! For China, bamboo has a long history of being used for construction, fibre, food, agricultural tools, utensils, music instruments, ornamental plants — and, of course — to feed Giant Pandas! China is currently the biggest producer and exporter of bamboo products in the world.
For Kenya — another major African bamboo producer — cultivating bamboo is a relatively new practice, but it’s helping to slow deforestation, stop landslides, and increase climate resilience. Kenya’s Green Pots Enterprises, are managing nurseries and bamboo plantations — along with a bamboo-processing factory for energy products, paper and pulp. They call it a “magic grass that brings wealth, safeguards the environment, and generally makes the world a much better place” — which we think sums bamboo up perfectly!