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Ethiopia leads the bamboo revolution
Eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa
By Ed McKenna IPS, part of the Guardian Environment Network
A combination of an abundance of bamboo and eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa, according to this country's government.
"Ethiopia has the resources, the investment, a rapidly-developing manufacturing industry and a strong demand for our bamboo products from foreign markets. We have what we need. The expansion of Africa's bamboo sector has begun," Ethiopia's State Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Mitiku Kassa told IPS.
Ethiopia currently has the largest area – one million hectares – of commercially untapped bamboo in East Africa, making it attractive to investment partners from the bamboo industry. However, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development told IPS that they were unwilling to disclose any figures on the bamboo economy, but added that there had been no formal bamboo economy in Ethiopia until 2012.
"The market potential of bamboo in Europe is massive. We believe that there can be a reliable and effective supply chain built here in Ethiopia to create a bamboo manufacturing industry," said Felix Boeck, an associate engineer at Africa Bamboo PLC, a public-private partnership set up with Ethiopian partners and supported by the German Development Cooperation in 2012.
Nazret… Please don’t post good news about Ethiopia and its growth.
You are upsetting the Fools and Idiots. Why don’t you let them die in peace?
I was making conversation with a Kenyan official few years ago and was surprised when he told me Ethiopia will soon take over his country in flower exporting.I was surprised how in 7 years could that happen.
Sesame seed-oil exporting is new to Ethiopia, but now Ethiopia is one of the leading countries.
I am sure soon Ethiopia will produce more in rubber and many other agricultural products.
Lazy Observer ,for your Information the bamboo exploitation interested your Chinese masters ,another good occasion for them to get wealthy by the destruction of the country’s natural ressources while preserving their owns . Does it mean your Agazi Bros wanna to send bamboos to China to feed Pandas ….LOL !!!And who is going to lead the Business ,the evil widow ,the Sheraton Sheik or one of the then Crime Minister Amice gang…LOl !!!
But certainly not their well known “Fools and Idiots” Supporters in the Diaspora ,which means you and all your Thuggy Bros …LOL !!!!
Bamboo can replace matel… In Africa the make bike out of bamboo
U have to see the video it show how to build bamboo bike start to finish
the ethiopia i knew usually lead the world in death associated with famine and disease. that is the same ethiopia some reminisce and romantize calling it “the good old ethiopia". its nice to see the same nation adding some thing positive and work related to its profile.
It is good, more so for soil erosion stoppage. It is the fastest growing plant in the world ( To the tune of 1 foot per day).
Having said that, I can’t stop laughing when I read the quote from the minister of state for agriculture!!!
here it is again
“a rapidly-developing manufacturing industry”
This one is the kicker!!!
There is lie and there is lie!!!
65% African bamboo is in Ethiopia and particularly in the highland.
Quality and variety bamboo needs suitable weather/climate. Because of it grows faster, in order to grow well and with best quality, it needs warm but not hot weather. It needs water and good soil.
The Ethiopian highland is in the biggest Tropical highland where it gets always sunshine, 4-5.5 months rain a year and fertile soil rich with different types of minerals come out of the Ground because of its volcanic creation nature.
So, Ethiopia can use her potential in the Bamboo sector. It can be also used for TV, PC, Laptop and the likes cover/…. Ethiopia and the entire Africa going to build modern homes. That means there will be lots of bamboo needed as timber.
The bamboo future is huge and is very friendly and profitable. In the Highland Ethiopia has many types of Shenbeqo and Qerqeha. We are talking here about Qerqeha that can grow very tall and its gets thick within two and three years.
Way to GO !
Long Live Ethiopia
Threre were abandant bamboo in the west part of the country but since 1984 settlement almost all of them has gone to make shelter and farm land. More over those norther have no culture of saving trees except buring it . Now adays no much bamboo left. This report is the ususal propoganda of woyane.
Even though your business plan to feed pandas by exporting bamboo is a novel idea it is a tad bit impractical as pandas are an endangered species and there aren’t enough to support much export.
I am sure you and your Toxic Denkoro Diaspora friends think it is a great idea. But if your Fools and Idiots leaders also agree then we know why they haven’t been able to open anything more than the occasional 7-11 where I am sure you are right now working for cash.
this makes you scratch your head. HIM and Mengistu with only 40million people brought the forest cover from 40% down to 3%. yes these two looove ethiopia..lol… meles on the other hand with twice the population and despite the construction boom
recovered some of the forest and brought it up to 7%. he hates ethiopia…
“Although Ethiopia has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa, it has increased its national forest cover to seven percent from three percent a decade ago, out of an original 40 percent.”
Let us know when we can eat bamboos not BIMBOS, and built Boieng-787 dreamliner out of this tall grass?
I like that LOL!!!!
how well do you know it only in the west?
I agree with you the headless no gut diaspora have no desire to hear anything positive about Ethiopia at all. I am sure one of them right now are vomiting due to the good news Nazret.com posted.
ante denkoro if I were you I should go to school learn something positive than stay behind laptop and paly with myself dead denkoro.
I’m really surprise and wonder why Nazret.com brought to us lately good news about Ethiopia? I think one of the administration is working with woyane may be to get a good job. That’s funny….
Why do I say that? I am not try to impose against you what you are doing but basically you were one of the most hatred people against Ethiopia on the earth the last 20 years as far as I know. Because I have been one of the most participants here on your web site the last 7 years, and I have seen so many up and down from your side of the isle.
Ethiopia is really changing as we speak!!
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