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.

Third Mexican Bamboo Congress in Huatusco!

8 - 12 March, 2016 in Veracruz State. Please plan now to attend this conference! The theme and presentations will focus on bamboo innovation, the potential of sustainability, the exponential development of industry and business benefits around bamboo for society and the environment.


Inspiration from the 10th World Bamboo Congress

There were many positive outcomes of the recent 10th World Bamboo Congress held in Korea, but perhaps the most inspiring came from a mutual need expressed by organizers - We urge you to share this document and use it in your own way to keep bamboo strong: The Damyang Call : “Bamboo for Planet”.


Growing Bamboo: A Private Sector Approach to REDD+

Bamboo has traditionally been an enigma for policy makers, foresters and environmentalists. Ecologically speaking, the 1,200 plus species of bamboo are part of the grass family but the biomass the plant produces is a wood like fiber, with properties that mirror image those of many traditional wood species, from hardwoods to softwoods.


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.


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.


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.