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 bamboo seedlings created

secured funding from NTT government

empowered farmers

Bamboo Villages initiated in East Nusa Tenggara Province

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.



Bamboo Pioneers: Elizabeth Widjaja

Bamboo Pioneers: Elizabeth Widjaja

Elizabeth Widjaja, Indonesian Bamboo Researcher Bamboo can only be grown in 80 countries. Indonesia has at least 176 species of bamboo out of a total of 1620 bamboo species in the world. 105 of those endemic species of bamboo in Indonesia cannot be found anywhere else...

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.