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BAMBOO TRAINING WORKSHOP

Starting on: 2015-09-04
Ending on: 2015-10-04
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Sigu

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Venue: KEFRI HQ MUGUGA
Max Credits: 5.00

Presenters

Mr. Samson Mogire

Dr. Nellie Oduor

Description

The primary focus of the workshop is to identify and establish bamboo as a substitute timber material suitable for the production of bamboo flooring, plywood, charcoal, and biofuel with export potential, which will greatly support and promote the advancement of bamboo technology and the development of bamboo industry in Kenya.   The Forestry Society of Kenya therefore intends to bring together foresters to explore a number of interventions needed to support the development of bamboo sector. Participants will be imparted with technologies on bamboo biology, bamboo propagation and management and bamboo utilization by various experts of bamboo in Kenya. 

Objectives

Enhance rehabilitation of existing bamboo plantations in Kenya. Generate livelihood and employment opportunities. To disseminate technology on bamboo propagation for country side development. Support demands of bamboo users/industries for an increased supply in market. To promote bamboo resources as an alternative to timber in Kenya and thus reduce the pressure on the natural timber forest. To ensure sustainable management of the country's bamboo  resources. To facilitate the setting up of bamboo nurseries and plantations.

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