African bamboos and rattans: filling knowledge gaps

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Bamboo for Africa

A preliminary checklist defines existing knowledge on African bamboos and rattans – an initial contribution to a new global initiative launched at World Forestry Congress 2015

Today, many bamboo and rattan-producing countries are not tapping the economic-environmental value that these plants can bring to national green economy strategies – benefits that include climate change mitigation and adaptation, landscape and soil restoration, biodiversity conservation, energy, and new income streams for rural communities.

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