International Network for Bamboo and Rattan(INBAR)
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East Africa Investor Study Tour

IATI Identifier: XI-PB-402-2.4.3

Published on IATI
  • date_range Aug 04, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

East Africa especially Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda has excellent bamboo resources. Based on the INBAR-Tsinghua University remote sensing inventory, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda has about 1.4 million, 150, 000 and 55, 000 hectares of bamboo respectively. This does not include the bamboo that are grown in small holder farms which are the main source of raw materials for the industry. Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda has two indigenous bamboo resources – Yushania alpina (locally known as highland bamboo) and Oxytenanthera abyssinica (locally known as low land bamboo). Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme aimed at value-chain development, creating enabling environment and bamboo resource development and management is being implemented in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda (2016-2019). The project has achieved good progress in mapping the bamboo resources, property testing of local bamboo species, market and value-chain study, value-chain development, supporting standard agencies to develop standards, developing bamboo policy and strategy, and creating a platform for discussion towards attracting investments, etc and bamboo resource development. In that context, an investors study tour is planned to be organized for potential investors from China, India and Ethiopia; to create linkages with enterprises, and government in beneficiary countries.

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Sectors:
  • Forest industries

Participating Organisations

Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Ethiopa Government Implementing
Kenya Forest Reearch Institute Government Implementing
National Forest Authority, Uganda Government Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider
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Type Date

Budget

16,806 USD
  • 15,000 EUR (Valued at Aug 07, 2019)
    date_range Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019
access_time Updated on Aug 31, 2019 10:04:21
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