A look behind our restoration initiatives, community empowerment, and bamboo industry
THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO
TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY
This is the cornerstone of our approach. Every partnership is founded on mutual respect, ensuring transparency in knowledge sharing and communications
Village institutions working with us are encouraged to bring added value to their production, allowing them greater responsibility and a greater share of the reward.
A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH
Every decision-making in our organisation is grounded in empirical information. Our data-driven approach provides credible insights and transparent accountability.
PEOPLE-PLANET POSITIVE INVESTMENTS
We aim for people-planet positive investments. We believe in defining business values based on the social, environmental, and financial benefits they provide.
We rely on a flexible approach to working with communities and partners in the public and private sectors, allowing us to respond to ever-changing challenges.
HOW 1,000 BAMBOO VILLAGES DRIVES VILLAGE-LEVEL BAMBOO AGROFORESTRY AND PUSHES RESTORATION ECONOMY
At the heart of a Bamboo Village is a thriving agroforestry complex. Here, villagers create nurseries that increase bamboo’s growth and survival rate, even in the most degraded landscapes.
This agroforestry system encourages farmers to capitalise on native plant resources, which are perfectly adapted to suit the area’s natural environment. Our goal is to empower the community to efficiently manage their landscape, creating economic incentives that reinforce positive changes. We design our program to support the community with an integrated agroforestry system: socialisation, survey, transport, innovative coding, mounding, and sustainable harvesting.
We also make sure that our process takes place within the village economy, allowing local people to earn higher revenue and create more diverse, resilient and sustainable livelihoods. This ‘Value adding’ at village level ensures a more efficient supply and value chains, driving progressive innovation at every level from ecology to economics.
Our ten-year roadmap is anchored in six clear pathways:
STRENGTHEN DRIVERS FOR INVESTMENT
A growing number of Bamboo Villages will secure investment from various institutional and private investors.
Within the next five years, the initiative will have raised US$1 billion and another US$9 billion by the end of this decade.
GROW A NETWORK OF RESILIENT BAMBOO VILLAGES
A network of Bamboo Villages will be established, with bamboo agroforestry systems in place.
Buoyed by the investments received, the next ten years will see the expansion of Bamboo Villages, from 200 mid-decade to 1,000 by 2029.
BUILD DIGITAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR BAMBOO AGROFORESTRY
Digital business solutions will be developed for forest management, education, mapping, trading and aggregation.
In supporting the expansion of the Bamboo Villages, an ecosystem of digital apps will be deployed starting in 2021, expanding internationally by 2023 until they are fully seeded in 10 countries by 2029.
ENSURE MARKET ACCESS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION
Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) is to be approved by FSC as a model for smallholder sustainable certification.
By 2024 we aim for our digital PGS certification scheme to pass as a model of smallholder forest certification.
Govern bamboo agroforestry value chains
Marketing consortiums to be established to provide agreed quality standards and code of conduct across the value chain
Within the next two years, a domestic marketing consortium will have been established, with an international equivalent taking root by 2023.
STRENGTHEN PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT
The village-level bamboo industry will be supported by policies and regulatory environment leading to business growth in the sector.