Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. In bamboo, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonouswoodyxylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, including the palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering.
Bamboos are the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 91cm (3ft) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4cm (1.5in) an hour (a growth around 1mm every 90 seconds, or one inch every 40 minutes). Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. Bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel.
Bamboo is an Asian elephant residing at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington that has been at the center of controversy for several years. Her reputation as a troubled elephant, allegedly due to past abuse and an inadequate life at the Zoo, has caused animal rights activists such as Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants to fight for the release of the Zoo's elephants to a sanctuary. According to the Zoo's website, Bamboo weighs 8,800 pounds and is the most inquisitive of its three elephants.
Bamboo was born in Thailand in November 1966 and was captured from the wild as a very young calf. She was imported into the United States and arrived at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington on June 1, 1967. She lived at the Children's Zoo in the Family Farm before moving to the old Elephant House. Former Director of the Zoo, David Hancocks, recalled that Bamboo was once a playful, trustworthy, and cooperative elephant who could be walked on Zoo grounds and use the entire park as her playground. According to Hancocks, who left the Zoo in 1984, harsh management methods such as discipline and overnight chaining were reintroduced after his departure. As a result, Bamboo earned a reputation as a dangerous and "difficult" elephant.
He also interacted with farmers who are supplying bamboo on a sustainable basis to Assam Bio-Refinery, the first of its kind 2G (second generation) Bio Refinery with bamboo biomass as feedstock, implemented by Numaligarh Refinery Limited.
... up three bamboo nurseries that were signed on the occasion ... He also interacted with farmers who are supplying bamboo on a sustainable basis to Assam Bio-Refinery, the first of its kind 2G Bio Refinery with bamboo biomass as feedstock, implemented by Numaligarh Refinery Limited.
The moment the emcee announced AmitRohidas’ name, the crowd went berserk ... It was a special moment for Rohidas ... “It is a feeling I cannot describe ... Though passionate about the sport, his family could not afford a stick which led him to make a stick out of bamboo and play with his friends ... My farmer parents had to struggle a lot to make me play ... ....
This is amplifying their local wisdom of cooperation based on the most common system called beras perelek, in which a farmer saves a cup of rice a week in a bamboo tube that is later collected by the community to help others or sell the accumulated rice savings to purchase communal facilities.
For example, Abel Hailegiorgis from Ethiopia has a company building bicycles and wheelchairs from bamboo, which is stronger than steel – sustaining the planet, supporting local farmers and local manufacturers ... made by small farmers in the region to markets in the United States.
China appears to be weakening its post-Covid restrictions on the farming of wildlife such as porcupines, civets and bamboo rats, which raises a new risk to public health and biodiversity, warn NGOs and experts ...Song Wan, a former bamboo rat farmer from Hunan province, suffered huge losses from the abrupt ban on wildlife farming.
The town’s guidelines allowed for the small house on the property to be used for farmer-operated or farmer-managed housing ... Their map also indicates that they would remove non-native bamboo from the land ... Collins also said they would ply their produce at local farmers markets and sell to local businesses and restaurants.
Joshi said such an apathetic attitude may reflect on bamboo farmers and entrepreneurs will take to the streets and revolt against the district authorities and DPDC members for being blind in this regard.
The factory has about 200 farmers who as their major suppliers of bamboo and these bamboos are harvested on their farms ... also supplies them with over 200,000 bamboo seedlings which are being given back to the farmers to replant which is harvested in the next six month or one year.
The flames burning in a wood-fired oven on an October Thursday served as that gathering place — a spot to cultivate community at a program for farmers and farmworkers ...Climate change threatens farmers' and farmworkers' livelihoods ... Unlike most of her peers, Anne Schwartz, who produces bamboo and organic foods in Skagit, is a first-generation farmer.
To teach future generations about the symbolic meaning of the traditional house, an artisan in Plei Kte Village in the central province of Gia Lai has weaved many miniature communal houses from bamboo wicker ... Nhiêu learned how to use bamboo to make household wicker utensils from his father when he was 13 and has been pursuing the craft ever since.
Our roads in villages, districts, states and national highways would be made of bitumen using rice straw produced by farmers,” he said ... “Bamboos will be cultivated on wastelands, from which bioethanol will be produced. Our farmers will not only remain food providers, but they will be energy providers as well,” Gadkari said ... .
Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the day may not be far when bikes, auto-rickshaws and cars would completely run on ethanol across the country ... Also Read ... Also Read ... “With the bio-bitumen plant, the farmers will be contributing to building roads. Indian Oil will also be making ethanol out of bamboo ... ....