African Bamboo: Innovating for Change

Nov 4, 2015—The vision of the Ethiopian company, African Bamboo, is to produce and deliver innovative and environmentally sustainable, high-quality wooden floorboards of bamboo for national and global export. The company wants to achieve positive social, environmental and economic benefits. In order to involve the local population in Sidama, Ethiopia, in building up a strong value chain and developing the environmental sustainability of the production chain, African Bamboo received support from Powering Agriculture’s “Challenge Funds.”

In 2013,
African Bamboo
(Ethiopia) received a Powering Agriculture award for the
Early Adoption/Distribution (Stage 4) of
Biomass
solutions for
Processing
in the production of
Agro-Forestry Products
in
Ethiopia