From World Resources Institute, written by Kathleen Buckingham, December 23, 2014 http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/12/rebranding-bamboo-bonn-5-million-hectare-restoration-pledge Last month, 40 nations agreed to restore 5 million hectares (12.4 million acres) of degraded lands and areas of low-quality bamboo production into productive, healthy bamboo forests at the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan’s (INBAR) Ninth Council Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This pledge will help answer the Bo
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. The deadline for entries was November 30. The purpose of the contest was to attract explorations and innovations in bamboo product design, and to raise awareness of the upcoming World Bamboo Fair Da
The city of Damyang, Korea will host the “World Bamboo Fair 2015” for an entire month, from September 17 – October 31, 2015. This exposition will show ways to improve the value of bamboo on an international level under the slogan “Bamboo for a Greener Future”. The Fair will consist of a variety of bamboo exhibition halls featuring ecology, history, science, construction and Green Development. Special cultural programs, workshops, competitions, music and more will give people of all ages and all
From Susanne Lucas, Executive Director of the World Bamboo Organization, and on behalf of the entire global bamboo community and the family of bamboo scientists, we send our sincere condolences to Professor Hsiung’s family. He was a true bamboo pioneer. Professor Hsiung’s passion and commitment to advancing the role of bamboo research in China led to many extremely important revelations and fueled young students’ to pursue careers involving new discoveries in the field of bambo
The World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee (referred to FOC) and World Bamboo Organization (referred to WBO) will host ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’ to attract explorations and innovations in bamboo product design. This design contest will take place beginning 1 September until 30 November, 2014 to raise awareness of the upcoming World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 and the 10th WBC. The overall goal is to stimulate initiatives in the industry of sustainably utilizing
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. Researchers in Gibson’s lab have collected bamboo samples of various thicknesses to analyze bamboo’s microstructure. Credit: Jennifer Chu/MIT But there are limitations to building with bamboo. The hardy grass is vulnerable to insec
News from Samir Jamatia, Assam INDIA Students seeking a Diploma in Bamboo Technology can now enroll as an ‘Add on’ course under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology at Bodoland University. Sponsored by the Agriculture Department, Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar. The primary aim of the course is to motivate students for self employment, as well as to carry out extensive research in various aspects of bamboo with particular emphasis in bamboo cultivation a
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.