Why Bamboo?


Simply speaking, investing in bamboo is investing in our future.

Worldwide, bamboo is recognized as an alternative material to hard wood due to its unique characteristics. For climate change mitigation, bamboo is an effective carbon sink.

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Bamboo also protects the riverbanks and watersheds from soil erosion. Its net-like roots create an effective mechanism for watershed protection. In addition, it insulates the environment from extreme weather, and can provide cleaner bio-fuels. On top of that, it is a renewable and sustainable resource for generating income.

As a resource for ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD, bamboo is an eco-friendly material for many everyday products. Its high-yield capability means it is a good cash crop for income generation. Unlike most trees, harvesting of bamboo does not kill the plant so the topsoil is held in place. With the current supply of bamboo and the capacity of existing plantations, what is not enough to meet worldwide demand and projections.

Bamboo is popularly known as material for designing furniture as well as a good building material. One reason bamboo is as popular as a building material is that some species are stronger than steel. Another is that bamboo is plentiful and, if managed well, plantations can be grown and harvested repeatedly for many years. Plus, bamboo gives back to the environment by cleaning the air and saving valuable soil from wind and water erosion.

Bamboo can also be used as a material for everyday products such as kitchen wares, decorative items, paper, cloth, towels and more. Hence, aside from climate change mitigation, it can also contribute to poverty alleviation through commercial marketing of bamboo-based items.

Kawayanihan bamboo planting activities


October 5, 2016 with NLEX and community in Pio, Porac, Bulacan; and September 10, 2016 with ADMU's NSTP at Riverside of Brgy. Bilibiran, Binangonan, Rizal.