Benefits of Bamboo and Rattan
Bamboo and rattan add new value to forests. Bamboo and Rattan create jobs and improve livelihoods for forest communities and populations. These two plants are also a formidable force for combating climate change, and they directly support several of the Sustainable Development Goals. The direct beneficiaries of new bamboo economies are the millions of people now living in the world’s Least Developed Countries. In many locations, every day, bamboo and rattan are demonstrating how they create new jobs, boost household income in rural areas, help communities adapt to the pressures of climate change and help rapidly restore severely degraded lands. Yet today, many bamboo and rattan producing countries do not fully benefit from the many economic and environmental advantages that these plants offer. Bamboo alone has 10,000 recorded uses. With new innovations emerging every year, this list continues to grow.