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African bamboo ready to boom

Bamboo, one of the fastest growing, strongest and most versatile plants on Earth, supports an annual, global trade worth US$2 billion. Much of this is earned by Asian countries, but researchers in Africa are also working to enhance and expand usage of this 'wonder plant'.
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I think I am starting next week to transplant some Bamboo seedlings if i find any growing within my newly discovered forest of Bamboo trees. http://feedthechild.wordpress.com/
posted by: Ronald Ddungu (11:51:42 Mon 16th December 2013)

I would like to start farming bamboo in Gauteng South Africa, where we have frost in winter. what species would be ideal? Where can I get more information on the whole process? This bamboo will be used for transforming into wooden boards for furniture.
posted by: Rani Govender (10:01:48 Wed 16th October 2013)

Good Day, is there a bamboo species that can be grown in the hot weather of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia?
posted by: Dennis Secusana (03:11:14 Wed 17th October 2012)

I wld like to thank the pro 4 this info that led me 2 join this NGO that deals with urban farming & bamboo programme. This NGO that trained us a lot, will change lives.
posted by: Ahmed lubembe (14:53:02 Mon 10th September 2012)

I am preparing to start a bamboo farm in Uganda. I would like to contact Professor Ong, what is his e-mail address, please? Can you have him e mail me!
posted by: Joe Matovu (02:01:16 Sat 28th July 2012)

We are dealing with the CHIEFS in Zambia with the government's support to plant Bamboo. They have earmarked 100000 ha to be planted for energy. Please send me as much as you can on synthetic diesel from Bamboo biomass. Regards Hendrik
posted by: Hendrik J Saiman (17:47:04 Fri 10th February 2012)

I would like to contact Professor Ong regarding his experience in Africa with "Beema" bamboo, a new thornless variety that is particularly suited for biofuel. We are leading an effort in the Philippines to cultivate Beema and I'm wondering if the Professor would share some of his experience
posted by: Bill Massey (23:10:52 Sat 3rd September 2011)

posted by: JAIRO GRISALES ALVAREZ (14:50:03 Fri 8th October 2010)



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