Keeping Bamboo Strong

WBO: Keeping Bamboo Strong.

The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. We are dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.


Bamboo Women Unite! ¡Mujeres de bambú se unen!

In Mexico, we aim to motivate the local women, who live in one of the regions with the highest gender inequality in the country, by showing successful examples of bamboo cultivation and utilization, to give them hope, a new opportunity and to raise their standard of living = to give these women tools for their personal and economic growth. ¡Mujeres de bambú se unen!

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WBO Partner Spotlight: MOSO Bamboo Products

Our Corporate Partner MOSO is a bamboo company based in the Netherlands. With 20 years of experience in the relatively young bamboo industry, MOSO is a pioneer in innovative bamboo solutions for indoors and outdoors. MOSO is recognized as a global "A Brand" because of its focus on sustainable product quality and innovation.

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Linda Garland, World Bamboo Pioneer

Linda Garland receives World Bamboo Pioneer Award, and honored by the American Bamboo Society for her lifetime commitment to bamboo science, utilization and promotion. Photo by Rio Helmi. Thanks to American designer Paulina Hermansen of Oceanika Living.


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WBO Partner Spotlight: WooBamboo

WooBamboo is based in the state of Florida, U.S.A., and was launched on Earth Day in 2013. In less than 3 years, their line of natural bamboo toothbrushes have become available in over 2,500 stores in more than a dozen countries. So far, over half a million plastic toothbrushes have been replaced with bamboo. Read the interview and learn more.

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WBO Partner Spotlight: DICMA Trade

Our Corporate Partner DICMA Trade is an architectural firm focusing on bamboo, based in Mexico. Their services range from industrial maintenance, construction, design, with attention to both the public and private sector, employing professional and specialized personnel. We asked DICMA to share their thoughts on their successful bamboo business.

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Introducing BamBook - The Global Bamboo Resources Directory

BamBook is a joint-venture project sponsored by the World Bamboo Organization and INBAR. This Global Bamboo Resources Directory of bamboo & rattan professionals will promote the many benefits of these versatile plants. We envision this a very useful directory of bamboo people – a list of practitioners who are leading in their fields, a guide to who is working in specific sectors of the bamboo world, and to whom both organizations can “endorse” as being some of the very best in bamboo.

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11th World Bamboo Congress to be held in Mexico, 2018

Every three years, the World Bamboo Organization (WBO) organizes the World Bamboo Congress for the public dissemination of the most current scientific and field research information available worldwide. The 11th WBC will be in the city of Xalapa in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, hosted by Bambues y Forestales de Mexico, A.C. in August 2018.

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United Nations Global Compact and the SDGs

The WBO is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact. With the motto, Making Global Goals Local Business, this is a good fit for the WBO. As a trade association, we are committed to promoting bamboo globally as a sustainability tool. We believe that the 17 Sustainability Development Goals are our "moral compass".

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Partners and Project News at WBO

World Bamboo Organization recently began working with three skilled interns! Lluvia Castaneda, Michaela Humby, and Scott Funke. Welcome to all three of you! We are very pleased to have your help.

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World Bamboo Design Competition Winners Announced!

In September, the World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee and the World Bamboo Organization launched ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’, supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, the Korea Forest Service, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

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MIT explores bamboo's potentials

Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical in parts of the world where bamboo thrives.

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Choi Hyungsik, South Korea

Governor Choi has made a tremendous impact on the county of Damyang, revitalizing its bamboo sector by expanding its bamboo industry for modern and sustainable utilization. Today, thanks to Governor Choi, the local bamboo resources are carefully maintained and managed to sustainably supply bamboo culms and shoots for emerging new markets.

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