News and Events

News and Events

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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WBO Partner Spotlight: Resource Fiber

Each of our Corporate Partners has a story to tell about their bamboo business that we believe will serve to enlighten, educate, and inspire those already in - or embarking on their own bamboo business journey! This week Ann Knight, Co-Founder, CCO and Executive Vice President of Resource Fiber, answers (7) questions for the bamboo business.

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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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Bamboo promises 'win-win' after decades of tropical forest loss

As tropical forest timbers rapidly run out in Indonesia, bamboo plantations are being promoted as a sustainable solution for local communities. Bravo to Arief Rabik and his team at Indobamboo for pushing, for innovating, and for pulling in the government of Indonesia in this progressive project.

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World Bamboo Ambassador from Haiti Appointed

Jane Wynne of Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve joins the team of WBO Ambassadors. Over decades we have tried to help the people of Haiti with disaster relief housing and encouraging the planting of bamboo. Now, with Jane on our team, we feel we can do this more successfully. She has a long family history of caring for the earth.

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