• Bamboo Farming: (बांस की खेती) In Baatein Kheti Ki - On Green TV

    To know more about the largest member of grass family -BAMBOO, Watch this video "Baatein Kheti Ki" program’s main objective is to bring information related to agricultural development, seeds, and agricultural technological advancements to the farmers. It also discusses the various approaches of agriculture beneficial for farmers along with agro-experts. This show gives overall view of the agricultural, activities, development, advancement and innovations. https://www.facebook.com/greentvindia http://www.greentvindia.com/

    published: 03 Feb 2015
  • Trend for bamboo furniture means business is booming for farmers

    Aleta Wondo, 350 kilometres (217 miles) south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa - recent 1. Various Tadesse Futa working on bamboo farm 2. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Tadesse Futa, Bamboo farmer "Previously I used bamboo simply to make local products: like chairs and beds for my house, fencing for outside and baskets. But since receiving this training - I've learned a lot more about how resourceful this bamboo is and how to take better care of it so the products I make are more diverse and of better quality. I now sell the things I make in Addis Ababa and am making more money from them - and I've really seen a huge increase in the price of bamboo." 3. Pan of Ethiopian landscape 4. Sign of East African Bamboo Project 5. Various bamboo forest and farmers 6. Various farmer Tadesse Futa a...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Bamboo Farming Market Expands in Ethiopia

    Nearly 70% of Africa's bamboo forests grow in Ethiopia, but much of it is commercially untouched. However, start-up companies like African Bamboo, a forestry, wood, and bio-energy company based in Addis Ababa, has come up with innovative ways to tap into Ethiopia's natural resource. Paul Ndiho reports.

    published: 30 Jun 2016
  • Bamboo Revolution & Bamboo Valley Begin Growing Bamboo for Timber Harvest

    Bamboo Revolution, in partnership with Bamboo Valley, have taken the first crucial steps towards creating a timber bamboo industry based in Oregon. In 2009, they transplanted live Moso bamboo plants to Oregon from Louisiana. In early 2011, another trip was made adding to the current stock, now growing in Albany, Oregon. Over the past two years, Bamboo Revolution and Bamboo Valley built a relationship with Andy Ringle of Avery Island, La., home of Tabasco® pepper sauce. His family holds a lease on one of the oldest timber bamboo groves in America. Planted in 1910 by former Tabasco president E. A. McIlhenny, in cooperation with the USDA, this grove represented, at the time, an initial step toward the establishment of a bamboo industry in this country. However, with McIlhenny's death in ...

    published: 13 Jul 2010
  • How to plant Bamboo, a future of prosperity.

    Bamboo seedling can sow a future of prosperity. A plantation of bamboo can be a sustainable source of Wealth. There will soon be huge demand for bamboo. For your information, some manufacturing factories in Kenya will soon be migrating from the regular use of hydro-electric power to bamboo as a source of energy or biomass. Currently, one of these factories has requested a supply of over 30 tons of bamboo daily. Internationally, we have many requests for bamboo fiber. Various companies in clothing and pulp manufacturing are looking for an average of 15,000 metric tons a month. Yes, you are reading that correct! Bamboo is the timber of the 21st century.

    published: 30 Aug 2016
  • How bamboo and suru trees helped Rajshekhar Patil from hailstorms and rains

    Rajshekhar Patil, a farmer based in Osmanabad too suffered crop losses due to extreme hailstorm and heavy rains but relatively less than most of the other farmers. How? Well, Rajshekar advises to plant the Bamboo and Suru trees near fields which has helped and worked for him too. Watch the complete news here : http://youtu.be/8dY7ZVOmW98

    published: 27 Mar 2014
  • BAMBOO FARMING IN KENYA PART 1 OF 3

    published: 08 Jun 2015
  • Bamboo plantation a profitable enterprise

    This film reveals about how bamboo can be grown and one can earn a substantial amount each year. This is a unique venture by a technocrat under the aegis of National Mission on Bamboo applications.

    published: 27 Dec 2010
  • #BAMBOO FARM in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines

    Wilgreen's Nursery and Garden Center needs investors to expand the possible target 10hectares of bamboo propagation area.... Call or txt 09277095222 William Cabiscuelas Wagan

    published: 03 Feb 2017
  • Farm Bamboo for Profit

    published: 07 Sep 2010
  • Bamboo Farmer

    Growing bamboo in Ohio? Not only can bamboo be successfully grown in Ohio, but the River Cane species is native to Ohio. Our Ohio follows Jerry Burton as he maintains his successful bamboo operation. From Our Ohio show 321.

    published: 09 Oct 2012
  • Vertical Aquaponics System use Bamboo Towers in Greenhouse to Increase Production 10x

    John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ gives you a tour of a vertical aquaponics farm that is using sustainable bamboo towers to maximize production in a commercial greenhouse to grow vegetables and fish year round in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this episode, John visits Dachnick Domes and Aquaponics, that provides commercial aquaponics solutions and shares with you four independent aquaponics systems that can grow food anywhere. First, John will provide you an overview of the Vertical Aquaponics system sharing with you more about why the company was founded and how they will release a all-in-one aquaponics greenhouse dome kit that will be powered by the sun. Next, John will provide an overview of the aquaponics system in this greenhouse,, and then take you on a tour of many of the di...

    published: 08 Dec 2016
  • Police hit farmers by Bamboo

    published: 22 Nov 2016
  • Bamboo Farming

    published: 04 Sep 2016
  • Bamboo plantation very profitable crop always వెదురు తోట వేసుకుంటే జీవితాంతం లాభదాయకమైన ఆధాయం

    www.propertysiren.com This is Bamboo crop located at Taduvai, Near Jangareddygudem, Andhra Pradesh. The farmer Mr M Bhushaiah is an unique farmer who introduced first time the crops like Tobacco, Oil Palm and Bamboo plantation in that area. His father Mr. M Nageswara Rao late migrated here from Guntur district 50 years back and he found that the Taduvai lands were most suitable lands for Tobacco crop and he built 12 barns and started Tobacco cultivation. Similarly some more farmers like Gadde Ramachandram, Lakshmanarao, Jetti Gurnadham started the cultivation at thear places near to Taduvai. Obviously remaining farmers fallowed the cultivation and got lot of profits earlier stages. After that Tobacco market faced and now faces lot of up and downs. Mr Bushaiah s/o Nageswara Rao also faced s...

    published: 19 Nov 2016
  • China moves to develop bamboo industry

    (18 Jan 2011) High in the mountains of Beichuan (PRONOUNCED bay-chwan) County, farmers chop bamboo to supply raw material stock for a local factory. Unlike trees, this highly versatile grass doesn't need to be replanted - in fact, it replenishes itself for harvesting within three to five years. And it's strong too. Its strength to weight ratio is higher than graphite. With careful management, yields can be further increased - though according to Beichuan forestry official Zhou Jin (PRONOUNCED joe jee), the locals here usually just let the bamboo fend for itself. "In Beichuan, farmers in the forests like to grow bamboo, but they pay little attention to looking after it. They just let it grow unattended. They don't heed any technical information about growing bamboo," he says. In B...

    published: 30 Jul 2015
Bamboo Farming: (बांस की खेती) In Baatein Kheti Ki - On Green TV

Bamboo Farming: (बांस की खेती) In Baatein Kheti Ki - On Green TV

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  • Updated: 03 Feb 2015
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To know more about the largest member of grass family -BAMBOO, Watch this video "Baatein Kheti Ki" program’s main objective is to bring information related to agricultural development, seeds, and agricultural technological advancements to the farmers. It also discusses the various approaches of agriculture beneficial for farmers along with agro-experts. This show gives overall view of the agricultural, activities, development, advancement and innovations. https://www.facebook.com/greentvindia http://www.greentvindia.com/
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Trend for bamboo furniture means business is booming for farmers

Trend for bamboo furniture means business is booming for farmers

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Aleta Wondo, 350 kilometres (217 miles) south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa - recent 1. Various Tadesse Futa working on bamboo farm 2. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Tadesse Futa, Bamboo farmer "Previously I used bamboo simply to make local products: like chairs and beds for my house, fencing for outside and baskets. But since receiving this training - I've learned a lot more about how resourceful this bamboo is and how to take better care of it so the products I make are more diverse and of better quality. I now sell the things I make in Addis Ababa and am making more money from them - and I've really seen a huge increase in the price of bamboo." 3. Pan of Ethiopian landscape 4. Sign of East African Bamboo Project 5. Various bamboo forest and farmers 6. Various farmer Tadesse Futa and Tesfaye Hunde, Bamboo Expert, Ministry of Agriculture 7. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Tesfaye Hunde, Bamboo Expert, Ministry of Agriculture "In my opinion, bamboo really is the best remedy for Ethiopia's economy. If it's managed well and taken care of while its growing in theory, one day, experts believe we could earn almost two million USD per year. It's a great plant because you can harvest it after its first two or three years of growth and then again, every single year. It grows so fast." Nr Addis Ababa - recent 8. Various Adal Industrial, Bamboo factory 9. Various Adane Berhe, General Manager Adal Industrial 10. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Adane Berhe, General Manager Adal Industrial "We've already signed an agreement with Kenya and Canada to sell bamboo and our target is to try to sell it to other countries in Africa, in particular our neighbours. Also, we know that South Africa and Egypt buy bamboo flooring from China, so we want to target those two countries as well because they are closer to us and their freight costs will be lower if they buy from Ethiopia - so we hope we will be more attractive." 11. Various exterior UNIDO 12. Various Aurelia Calabro, Deputy Representative, UNIDO 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Aurelia Calabro, Deputy Representative, UNIDO "People like Adal are exporting the floors to Canada and I think that there'll be more and more people entering the business and let it become an important export earner for Ethiopia, like coffee, leather, cotton, textiles." Addis Ababa - recent 14. Various bamboo furniture at house LEAD IN : Bamboo is a fast growing plant, often used for furniture and even cooking in Asia. Ethiopia has the largest amount of bamboo in Africa, and local people use it to build homes and utensils. But now the trend for bamboo furniture and flooring is enabling Ethiopian farmers to profit from this fast growing crop. STORYLINE : Tadesse Futa has a small farm in the village of Aleta Wondo, nearly 350 kilometres (217 miles) south of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, he grows barley, vegetables and enset ('false banana'). He used the wild bamboo that grew on his land to construct pretty much everything he needed from his mud hut, fencing, furniture, baskets or beehives. But now he has begun to grow bamboo as a commercial crop. Last year the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Agriculture joined forces with the United Nations Industrial Development Agency (UNIDO) to launch a pilot project to teach farmers how to better utilise bamboo. The $2.5 million USD 'Eastern Africa Bamboo Project' (which includes Kenya and Ethiopia) focuses on three pilot villages. Tadesse and 149 other farmers were given training in how to maximise usage of this versatile grass crop by improving its growth and quality and making more profitable products out of it. There are around 2,500 species of bamboo in the world, 40 of which are in Africa and two in Ethiopia. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/f9b6ee722ac4816d72a4f0a236a266ec Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bamboo Farming Market Expands in Ethiopia

Bamboo Farming Market Expands in Ethiopia

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Nearly 70% of Africa's bamboo forests grow in Ethiopia, but much of it is commercially untouched. However, start-up companies like African Bamboo, a forestry, wood, and bio-energy company based in Addis Ababa, has come up with innovative ways to tap into Ethiopia's natural resource. Paul Ndiho reports.
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Bamboo Revolution & Bamboo Valley Begin Growing Bamboo for Timber Harvest

Bamboo Revolution & Bamboo Valley Begin Growing Bamboo for Timber Harvest

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  • Updated: 13 Jul 2010
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Bamboo Revolution, in partnership with Bamboo Valley, have taken the first crucial steps towards creating a timber bamboo industry based in Oregon. In 2009, they transplanted live Moso bamboo plants to Oregon from Louisiana. In early 2011, another trip was made adding to the current stock, now growing in Albany, Oregon. Over the past two years, Bamboo Revolution and Bamboo Valley built a relationship with Andy Ringle of Avery Island, La., home of Tabasco® pepper sauce. His family holds a lease on one of the oldest timber bamboo groves in America. Planted in 1910 by former Tabasco president E. A. McIlhenny, in cooperation with the USDA, this grove represented, at the time, an initial step toward the establishment of a bamboo industry in this country. However, with McIlhenny's death in 1949 this potential remained largely unrealized, and many of the bamboo groves that McIlhenny planted on Avery Island were left unmanaged and fell into neglect. In October 2009, 10 Bamboo Revolution employees and Dain Sansome of Bamboo Valley traveled to Louisiana to help restore the bamboo groves. In return, they received permission to transplant live plants to Bamboo Revolution's cooperative farm with Bamboo Valley, an established bamboo farm in Albany, Ore. Bamboo can be harvested after just four to six years of growth, whereas comparable wood species take 30-60 years to reach harvestable maturity. The harvested material is manufactured into panels, veneer, flooring, countertops, and other building materials. Developing a bamboo industry within the United States will reduce the distance the materials are transported, sequester carbon, and create jobs for industries and communities hit hard by the changing economy.
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How to plant  Bamboo, a future of prosperity.

How to plant Bamboo, a future of prosperity.

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  • Updated: 30 Aug 2016
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Bamboo seedling can sow a future of prosperity. A plantation of bamboo can be a sustainable source of Wealth. There will soon be huge demand for bamboo. For your information, some manufacturing factories in Kenya will soon be migrating from the regular use of hydro-electric power to bamboo as a source of energy or biomass. Currently, one of these factories has requested a supply of over 30 tons of bamboo daily. Internationally, we have many requests for bamboo fiber. Various companies in clothing and pulp manufacturing are looking for an average of 15,000 metric tons a month. Yes, you are reading that correct! Bamboo is the timber of the 21st century.
https://wn.com/How_To_Plant_Bamboo,_A_Future_Of_Prosperity.
How bamboo and suru trees helped Rajshekhar Patil from hailstorms and rains

How bamboo and suru trees helped Rajshekhar Patil from hailstorms and rains

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  • Updated: 27 Mar 2014
  • views: 4100
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Rajshekhar Patil, a farmer based in Osmanabad too suffered crop losses due to extreme hailstorm and heavy rains but relatively less than most of the other farmers. How? Well, Rajshekar advises to plant the Bamboo and Suru trees near fields which has helped and worked for him too. Watch the complete news here : http://youtu.be/8dY7ZVOmW98
https://wn.com/How_Bamboo_And_Suru_Trees_Helped_Rajshekhar_Patil_From_Hailstorms_And_Rains
BAMBOO FARMING IN KENYA PART 1 OF 3

BAMBOO FARMING IN KENYA PART 1 OF 3

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  • Updated: 08 Jun 2015
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Bamboo plantation a profitable enterprise

Bamboo plantation a profitable enterprise

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  • Updated: 27 Dec 2010
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This film reveals about how bamboo can be grown and one can earn a substantial amount each year. This is a unique venture by a technocrat under the aegis of National Mission on Bamboo applications.
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#BAMBOO FARM in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines

#BAMBOO FARM in Tanauan, Batangas, Philippines

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Wilgreen's Nursery and Garden Center needs investors to expand the possible target 10hectares of bamboo propagation area.... Call or txt 09277095222 William Cabiscuelas Wagan
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Farm Bamboo for Profit

Farm Bamboo for Profit

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Bamboo Farmer

Bamboo Farmer

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Growing bamboo in Ohio? Not only can bamboo be successfully grown in Ohio, but the River Cane species is native to Ohio. Our Ohio follows Jerry Burton as he maintains his successful bamboo operation. From Our Ohio show 321.
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Vertical Aquaponics System use Bamboo Towers in Greenhouse to Increase Production 10x

Vertical Aquaponics System use Bamboo Towers in Greenhouse to Increase Production 10x

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John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ gives you a tour of a vertical aquaponics farm that is using sustainable bamboo towers to maximize production in a commercial greenhouse to grow vegetables and fish year round in Salt Lake City, Utah. In this episode, John visits Dachnick Domes and Aquaponics, that provides commercial aquaponics solutions and shares with you four independent aquaponics systems that can grow food anywhere. First, John will provide you an overview of the Vertical Aquaponics system sharing with you more about why the company was founded and how they will release a all-in-one aquaponics greenhouse dome kit that will be powered by the sun. Next, John will provide an overview of the aquaponics system in this greenhouse,, and then take you on a tour of many of the different areas of the aquaponics system so you can learn how an aquaponics system works and how specifically they are using their growing space to maximize their production of the vegetable crops they are growing. You will learn about the sustainable bamboo towers that are used to grow in the vertical space above the gravel and float beds that allow them to get 10x more production than without using the vertical space. John will then share with you the basics of an aquaponics system and the nutrient rich water flows through the system to feed the various vegetables growing in the different areas including: gravel beds, float beds, bamboo towers and soil based containers. You will see for yourself how food is being grown in all these different areas and some tips of specific crops that can be grown under the different situations. You will also learn two in-line water conditioners that are being used that may help to increase the health of the vegetables and fish. John will then take you up into the 15 foot tall cherry tomato plants to show you the abundant amount of tomatoes that are growing under this aquaponics system. After watching this episode, you will learn more about vertical aquaponic farming and what is possible using aquaponic, aeroponic and other technologies to increase production of fruits and vegetables. Subscribe to GrowingYourGreens for more videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=growingyourgreens Follow John on Instagram at: https://instagram.com/growingyourgreens/ Watch all 1200+ Episodes from GrowingYourGreens at https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens/videos Learn more about Dachnik Domes and Aquaponics at: http://dachnikdomes.com/
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Police hit farmers by Bamboo

Police hit farmers by Bamboo

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Bamboo Farming

Bamboo Farming

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Bamboo plantation very profitable crop always వెదురు తోట వేసుకుంటే జీవితాంతం లాభదాయకమైన ఆధాయం

Bamboo plantation very profitable crop always వెదురు తోట వేసుకుంటే జీవితాంతం లాభదాయకమైన ఆధాయం

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www.propertysiren.com This is Bamboo crop located at Taduvai, Near Jangareddygudem, Andhra Pradesh. The farmer Mr M Bhushaiah is an unique farmer who introduced first time the crops like Tobacco, Oil Palm and Bamboo plantation in that area. His father Mr. M Nageswara Rao late migrated here from Guntur district 50 years back and he found that the Taduvai lands were most suitable lands for Tobacco crop and he built 12 barns and started Tobacco cultivation. Similarly some more farmers like Gadde Ramachandram, Lakshmanarao, Jetti Gurnadham started the cultivation at thear places near to Taduvai. Obviously remaining farmers fallowed the cultivation and got lot of profits earlier stages. After that Tobacco market faced and now faces lot of up and downs. Mr Bushaiah s/o Nageswara Rao also faced struggles through Tobacco crop and decided to leave the crop 20 years back and started new plantation Oil palm first time in that area. Earlier days of the plantation other farmers hesitated to cultivate Palm Oil plantation but started after 4 years by observing Bhushaiah's income on Oil Palm and realized that It is a low budget and high profit plantation. 80 percent of farmers assigned some land for Oil Palm crop. From last 5 years this crop also faces lot of up and downs. Then again Mr Bhushaih removed some acres of Oil Palm plantation and cultivated Bamboo crop just 3 years back. The luck again knocked Bhushaiah's door. Because unbelievable thing happened that the crop reached cutting stage recently and he got lot of money on Bamboo sticks. With previous experience on Bamboo plantation at the time of his father living he did not take any trouble to cultivate the crop. Obviously many many farmers recently coming to Bhushaiah and asking like "How can i cultivate this", Where can i get these plants" ete... Please subscribe this channel and share this video https://youtu.be/GYAvUm0yFlw
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China moves to develop bamboo industry

China moves to develop bamboo industry

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(18 Jan 2011) High in the mountains of Beichuan (PRONOUNCED bay-chwan) County, farmers chop bamboo to supply raw material stock for a local factory. Unlike trees, this highly versatile grass doesn't need to be replanted - in fact, it replenishes itself for harvesting within three to five years. And it's strong too. Its strength to weight ratio is higher than graphite. With careful management, yields can be further increased - though according to Beichuan forestry official Zhou Jin (PRONOUNCED joe jee), the locals here usually just let the bamboo fend for itself. "In Beichuan, farmers in the forests like to grow bamboo, but they pay little attention to looking after it. They just let it grow unattended. They don't heed any technical information about growing bamboo," he says. In Beichuan, where bamboo provides livelihoods for 6,000 people, there's also been scant interest in producing goods, locally, from their natural resource. As a substitute for timber, bamboo is used for paper making, fencing, furniture, building homes, even clothes including lingerie. It's valuable - and eco-friendly, but times are changing. The European Union is funding INBAR (the International Network of Bamboo and Rattan) to help boost production of bamboo by sustainably growing yields in the forests and developing rural factories that make bamboo goods. "Beichuan didn't have any bamboo manufacturing at all before. We only sold it. If someone came, they sold it, if no one came to buy, they just let it grow," says Zhou Jin. The efforts are aimed at boosting rural economies that were devastated by the massive 2008 earthquake. INBAR's US$ 2.5million advisory project focuses on eight townships across Sichuan (PRONOUNCED sitch-wan), including here in Beichuan. It also promotes more effective marketing, greater use of bamboo in construction and safer factory working conditions. This factory, supported by Citibank's Foundation and the EU programme, began making bamboo sheets in October 2009. It's a fairly primitive operation, with 16 employees, that focuses on low value products. But it's the only bamboo manufacturer in this county. The factory set-up costs amounted to US$ 27,000. In 2010, it sold 50,000 (2 metre x 1 metre) sheets at just over US $1.50 each. Profit, after paying for the bamboo and wages was 60%. Customers come from north-west China - Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia - where they use the matting for sun-drying dates, ginseng and herbs. It may be basic here, but INBAR hopes it will inspire other entrepreneurs to establish bamboo production centres, especially those that focus on building materials. "With the help of the Citi Foundation and INBAR, what we're producing now is at the lower level of the industry. But I'm starting to make other products - it will grow slowly," says general manager, Zhou Xu. Bamboo has been used in construction for thousands of years. In Sichuan, however, most bamboo dwellings have been replaced by concrete, steel and brick - though so much of that collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake. The EU funded programme seeks to promote bamboo in building - especially in areas that suffer natural disasters like Sichuan. But the deputy chief of the Sichuan Forestry Technology Advisory Bureau, Long Xiaoxiong (PRONOUNCED long shee-aow shee-ong) says the industry first needs to get through the red tape and satisfy the authorities that are responsible for construction standards. "There are construction standards to build houses with steel and concrete. But to build bamboo homes we don't have standards from the construction departments. So, what kind of bamboo house should we build, what standard should we reach?" His colleague at the Beichuan bureau, Zhou Jin also has reservations. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b954a1848629887d4e31b55a007e6239 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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