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Phase II final technical report for the Tobacco-to-Bamboo Research Project in Kenya (19th December, 2009 - 18th June, 2013)

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dc.contributor.author Kibwage, Jacob K.; Netondo, Godfrey W.; Magati, Peter O.; Mutiso, Festus; Marwa, Lydia B.; Siocha, Cliff M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-17T06:48:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-17T06:48:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2132
dc.description.abstract Four farmer co-operatives were trained in bamboo harvesting, preservation and treatment techniques in collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). In all sites, an average of 200 more bamboo farmers joined as members without support from this project, a clear indication that the initiative is being accepted as an alternative livelihood diversification strategy. The long-term vision of this project is to turnaround dependence of local livelihoods on tobacco farming to cultivation of alternative crops. The study revealed demand for bamboo products is huge. As well, support for development of bamboo utilization in housing construction is recommended. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship IDRC FILE GRANT NUMBER: 105791-001 en_US
dc.publisher IDRC en_US
dc.subject BAMBOO MARKET;SMALLHOLDER FARMERS;TOBACCO FARMING;CROP DIVERSIFICATION; en_US
dc.subject LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES;KENYA en_US
dc.title Phase II final technical report for the Tobacco-to-Bamboo Research Project in Kenya (19th December, 2009 - 18th June, 2013) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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