Indonesia is blessed with a vast bamboo resource around 2.1 million hectares in extent. This rich resource, however, has been under-utilized to date mainly due to the lack of capacity in its utilization.
This project aims at initiating the enhancement of national capacity to develop the bamboo industry through the development of model processing facilities in Bali.
The expected outputs of the project are:
• enhanced institutional framework for bamboo industry development,
• promoted investment in bamboo industry, and
• increased participation of local communities in bamboo industry development.
The developed model processing facilities will serve as a means to train the people to the bamboo processing techniques and, at the same time, serve as a model for other communities and investors to imitate as appropriate. The enhanced bamboo utilization will generate job opportunities for the rural people in both the bamboo resource development and utilization. The created viable and sustainable source of income is expected to divert the current dependence of the local people on forests for their livelihood.