Africa’s Untapped Bamboo Potential

Bamboo The Miracle Crop THE new economic force is generating income, creating jobs and protecting the environment. It is a “wonder plant” that is uniquely blessed. Agronomists in Africa believe it can restore degraded landscapes while economists think it is a potential “green gold,” and a silver bullet for design and architecture that is already attracting a global market. Bamboo—the highly versatile giant grass that can grow in almost any kind of climate and thrive in the poorest of soils—has been in existence for hundreds of years in Asia, Latin America and parts of Africa. Yet for a long time the [...]

Plantations International Planning Bamboo Plantation in Brazil

Global plantation giant, Plantations International is now set to widen its global Plantation presence to include Bamboo Plantations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This new expansion is to facilitate the group’s major investment into a forestry plantation sector that could be crucial in meeting the challenges currently faced by the global timber and biomass industries in Brazil. Bamboo is widely considered to be part of the solution to numerous environmental issues. Bamboo has been identified as one of the most sustainable species in the world today and presents a wide range of potentially lucrative commercial opportunities. Plantations International is in the process [...]