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Establishment of bamboo plantations and bamboo nurseries

We have successfully assisted in the establishment of bamboo plantations both locally and internationally.

We have two approaches to this.
  1. We establish satellite bamboo nursery at you location, training your staff on seedlings care and management, help design planting plans, land preparation, undertake planting of seedling and post planting activities.
  2. We sell you plantlets or seedlings ready for planting, training you and your staff on seedlings care and management, help design planting plans, land preparation, undertake planting of seedling and post planting activities. Plantlets for export are planted on internationally accepted media and accompanied by a Phytosanitary certificate. The importer provides a PIP.

We also undertake plantations maintenance contracts in which we incorporate training programs like bamboo clump management, pruning, shoots harvesting, stem harvesting, and stem preservation. A contract of this kind runs for 3-6 years.

Types of bamboo plantations

1. Homestead farms
2. Commercial Plantations
3. Agro forestry
4. Conservation Programmes

Bamboo Homestead farming

The cultivation of bamboo in a homestead farm. Its economical and environmentally beneficial since it creates wood and energy substitute for trees.

Bamboo Commercial Plantations

Is a well defined and structured estate of a selected bamboo species which is cultivated mainly for generating economic gain.

Agro forestry

The practice of cultivating woody species, agricultural crops and/or animals on the same land management unit for economic and ecological goals.

Bamboo Conservation Program

Bamboo in forestry program is a fast growing woody species that can generate a green canopy in a short period of time, prevent soil erosion and protect soil.

Bamboo and the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs)

Bamboo farming is a lead towards the right direction in the management of the environment, integrating economic development and environmental protection, ensuring Environmental Sustainability (MDG), supporting sustainable livelihood, eradicating Extreme Hunger and Poverty (MDG), Bamboo farming in Africa, can support Achieving Universal Primary Education (MDG)

A 2010 government survey indicates that Kenya has a forest cover of 5.9 percent. The government hopes that the use of bamboo as an alternative timber resource, together with enforcement of the ban on logging in the Mau complex, will help the country make headway towards the target envisioned in the country?s constitution of 10 percent forest cover within the next 30 years.