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The potential that bamboo products offer to promote income generation at national and local levels has long been known amongst stakeholders in many of the countries of the world.
The long-term objective of the project is to promote the development of the sustainable production and use of bamboo products in East African countries, with a focus on markets as the driving force behind such sectoral development.
Significant opportunities exist to improve the quality and variety of products produced presently, and hence to increase the income generation opportunities for all stakeholders in the production chain.
Constraints to the Development of Bamboo Industries
In 1999 to 2001 INBAR and national partners in Ethiopia and Kenya conducted national studies on the bamboo production to consumption chains in each country. These studies highlighted many nation-specific constraints and opportunities, but some common problems were identified.
Institutions involved and responsibilities
The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) has been supervising the project in its function as the International Commodity Board (ICB).
Members of NPSCs and Implementing Agencies (IAs)
The member institutions of the Eastern Africa Bamboo Project include Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI), Forest, Land Use and Soil Development and Conservation.
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