Building A Restoration Economy, One Bamboo Village at a Time

Our sustainable future lies in landscape restoration

Nearly 24 million hectares of Indonesia’s forests have been degraded. Meanwhile, about 35% of villages are located in forest fringe areas, where communities are dependent upon natural resources. We have a plan to change that.

We believe in education and inclusive economic growth to be the main catalysts in climate change mitigation. Through decades of work in bamboo and agroforestry systems, we are now on our way to a global Restoration Economy program, designed to reforest degraded lands and turn them into sustainable resources for our community and our planet.

million hectares of degraded land restored

critical watershed areas in eastern Bali rehabilitated

empowered farmers earning higher revenue

women champions empowered to join the work

We came up with a solution. Learn how our 1000 Bamboo Villages Program empowers rural farmers in Indonesia to become land restoration champions while driving a village-based bamboo industry.

Help us build 1,000 Bamboo Villages!


You can’t change the weather, but you can help farmers and local communities adapt to the associated risks. Bamboo forests are a proven key climate change mitigation strategy. The Bamboo Villages program isn’t just about environmental sustainability, it’s about creating pathways out of poverty for the most vulnerable people. Join our mission today.



On the way to Glasgow

Follow the journey as we get ready to leave for Scotland and COP26. 

Advisory Board for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Arief Rabik was appointed to the Advisory Board for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. He is the only member from Indonesia, joining 22 other members from around the globe. The Advisory Board is the main external body of the UN Decade’s governance structure, which includes representatives varying from indigenous peoples, local communities, ecosystem restoration experts, to media and culture workers, private sectors, etc.

Our story on CNA

Indonesians using bamboo to improve livelihoods and mitigate climate change: The Indonesian government plans to introduce a national strategy to develop the bamboo industry, an important resource in the country. The blueprint is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

A directory of bamboo resources and changemakers

Find research papers, manuals, reports, documentary films and more, and learn ways to integrate bamboo into your sustainable development and climate change mitigation efforts.

Weaving a network of collaboration with like-minded organizations.

Our partners and collaborators have been the backbone of our movement for decades. As we prepare to scale up our initiative across Indonesia and beyond, we will be strengthening these alliances to leverage the technical expertise that we need.