One of the most effective impact projects that can be undertaken, directly and indirectly contributing to 12 different SDGs.
Anthropological activities, directly and indirectly, have caused more than 80% of all land degradation.
Soil contains over 1,500 Gt of carbon which is about 3 times the carbon found in the atmosphere. As the land degrades, some of this carbon escapes into the atmosphere making climate-change reversal efforts more difficult.
Unsustainable farming practices and extreme weather events (caused by climate change) have been responsible for the majority of Land degradation across the world.
Bamboo is characterized by its fast growth properties, producing optimal stocks of biomass within a span not exceeding five to eight years for most species. Being a fast-growing, high-density plant, it can remove GHG from the atmosphere as it grows, acting as an ideal carbon sink.
An INBAR study concludes that bamboo biomass and carbon sequestration could be 7-30% higher compared to other fast-growing wood species. The unique growing capacity makes bamboo a valuable sink for carbon storage.
It is reported that the total carbon content comprises usually about 50% of the total biomass. Bambusa Bamboos is characterized by high biomass production; thus the resultant carbon content is also expected to be high.
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Expected Carbon sequestration from our programme (10-year Period)
Bamboo has a unique ability to stitch and repair damaged soil and holds water making it ideal for rehabilitating degraded lands.
By including socially marginalized communities, our project aims to equip them with skill sets, enabling them to take up jobs and reducing inequalities.
The project generates sustainable income for the stakeholders through the bamboo supply chain starting from the field all the way to converting them into a final end product.
The farmers can also benefit from intercropping which can provide them with an additional source of revenue.
The project provides direct and indirect employment opportunities along the bamboo supply chain and the finished product.