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.

How will I celebrate World Bamboo Day 2018?

Nine years ago, we celebrated the first World Bamboo Day in Bangkok. This great initiative was the idea of WBO President, Shri Kamesh Salam. Thanks to the Thai Royal Forestry Department, this dedicated day to honor bamboo - September 18 - is gaining momentum around the world.


Welcome Yoshihiro Yamagishi: New World Bamboo Ambassador

To raise awareness about the vast potentials of bamboo, beyond the simple beauty and utilization, Yoshihiro works tirelessly to market tiger bamboo as a symbol with far-reaching applications. Take a look at his diary, and follow him on social media. You can reach out to him via email,


Welcome Guilherme Korte - New World Bamboo Ambassador!

Guilherme Korte is the President of the Association of Bamboo Producers (Aprobambu), and Viveiro da Taboca Cultivos Ltda. With a background in investigative journalism, he believes in bamboo as a solution for the environmental, economic and social sustainabilities outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


The Healing Touch of Bamboo - Dr. Nirmala Chongtham

Dr. Nirmala Chongtham is a world-authority on the nutritional benefits of bamboo shoots. She presented a keynote lecture at the recent 11th World Bamboo Congress in Mexico entitled "The Healing Touch of Bamboo: Soul, Mind and Body", and went on to chair the session regarding Food & Pharmacy. Are you intrigued by delicious-tasting bamboo shoots?


The World Bamboo Pioneers Award 2018

Dedication, determination and collaboration are required to advance any scientific endeavor. There exist individuals whose lifelong commitment to bamboo science and culture deserve our attention and honored recognition. Today, as part of the inauguration of the 11th World Bamboo Congress, we honor 4 of these great Bamboo Pioneers:


The Bamboo Academic Management Scholarship for Bamboo Studies

The purpose of the Bamboo Academic Management Scholarship is to support a talented and ambitious student with aspirations to contribute to the bamboo industry. It is meant to ensure that opportunities are available for those entering the new academic field of bamboo studies, and to encourage other organizations to provide assistance to the next generation of bamboo researchers, business leaders, and environmental advocates.


Bamboo is Growing.

To coincide with the upcoming 11th World Bamboo Congress in Xalapa, Mexico, World Bamboo is proud to announce it's "Bamboo is Growing" campaign. Special thanks to Oscar Heju for his beautiful footage taken at The World Bamboo Workshop last year and putting together this video.


Booming Bamboo

You can weave it, laminate it, spin it into fabric, even 3D print it. Bamboo is one of the most versatile materials in the world, yet it is still relatively unknown in world of design. The first book of its kind, Booming Bamboo, written by Dr Pablo van der Lugt and published by Materia, explores the most innovative applications for this material.


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.