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Ethiopia Leads the Bamboo Revolution

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A combination of an abundance of bamboo and eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa, according to this country's government.

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JL A. (281)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:24 pm
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"It is helping sensitise African governments to the high potential of bamboo as a versatile and renewable resource that can generate sustainable development. According to INBAR, one billion people around the world use bamboo in their daily lives as housing material, fencing and food, and in craft production, etc.

“If properly managed, this highly versatile resource could spur economic growth in a world export market valued at two billion dollars in 2011, reduce deforestation and cut carbon emissions,” INBAR director general J. Coosje Hoogendoorn told IPS."

. (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:43 pm
Wouldn't it be something if China approaches Ethiopia to buy its bamboo due to its often unpredictable amount to feed their pandas?

Terry V. (30)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:11 pm
How cool is the bike..... Many thanks and SHARED!!!


JL A. (281)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:39 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.

Kit B. (276)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:39 pm

That bike is just too cool. Bamboo is one of many plants that offer us an alternative to cutting down our forests and destroying trees. Good for the African countries that cashing in on this resource.

JL A. (281)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 7:44 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.

Lynn D. (0)
Friday April 19, 2013, 4:35 am
Good for them!

Kerrie G. (118)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:13 am
Noted, thanks.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:08 am
Bamboo is so strong, versatile, and grows so fast. I don't know why we aren't using it more instead of chopping all our forests down. Hemp is another fast growing versatile plant we could be using for paper, cloth, and many other products. We need to start using our heads and our fast replenishable resources.

lee e. (114)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:09 am
What a great bike, I forgot how strong bamboo can be! This is a very hopeful resource for Ethiopia! Thanks for the share

JL A. (281)
Friday April 19, 2013, 12:38 pm
You are welcome Kerrie and Lee.
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Sherri E. (128)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:30 pm
noted Thanks JL

JL A. (281)
Friday April 19, 2013, 9:09 pm
You are welcome Sherri.
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