The Philippine Bamboo Plant
OPPORTUNITIES IN PHILIPPINE BAMBOO
There are ver 60 Bamboo species that are endemic to the Philippines. No longer should it be seen as a “poor-man’s timber”. The sooner we realize the opportunities that lie in Philippine Bamboo, the better it will do to the economy to help provide a stable livelihood for the common filipino. There are a lot of Government programs now that support even the small time farmer to help and guide Filipinos to get started and venture into the Bamboo industry. Check out the DTI, DOST , DENR and National Greening Program websites to see what you can avail of.