Bamboo and rattan: protecting the environment and bringing income to rural communities

As the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) searches for new revolutionary ways to raise productivity while protecting the environment, bamboo and rattan offer fast and effective solutions for countries across the Global South. Bamboo and rattan offer a world of innovative approaches and useful new technical solutions to countries and rural communities that have… More Bamboo and rattan: protecting the environment and bringing income to rural communities

Shaping the future of GFAR

The much-anticipated GFAR Constituent Assembly has officially started today. Over 100 representatives from GFAR’s stakeholders globally are convening to deliberate on the GFAR’s future role, governance and resourcing as part of its strategy in enhancing its fight in poverty alleviation, increasing food security, and promotion of sustainable use of natural resources.

Bamboo: A strategic resource for countries to reduce the effects of climate change

As the global development community shifts to the post-2015 agenda and looks for ways to help rural communities adapt to the worsening effects of climate change, it may be neglecting a critical resource in the struggle to secure a more sustainable future – bamboo. This oversight is a major obstacle to bamboo’s wider recognition and… More Bamboo: A strategic resource for countries to reduce the effects of climate change