The World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee (referred to FOC) and World Bamboo Organization (referred to WBO) will host ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’ to attract explorations and innovations in bamboo product design. This design contest will take place beginning 1 September until 30 November, 2014 to raise awareness of the upcoming World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 and the 10th WBC. The overall goal is to stimulate initiatives in the industry of sustainably utilizing
Bamboo construction has traditionally been rather straightforward: Entire stalks are used to create latticed edifices, or woven in strips to form wall-sized screens. The effect can be stunning, and also practical in parts of the world where bamboo thrives. Researchers in Gibson’s lab have collected bamboo samples of various thicknesses to analyze bamboo’s microstructure. Credit: Jennifer Chu/MIT But there are limitations to building with bamboo. The hardy grass is vulnerable to insec
News from Samir Jamatia, Assam INDIA Students seeking a Diploma in Bamboo Technology can now enroll as an ‘Add on’ course under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology at Bodoland University. Sponsored by the Agriculture Department, Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar. The primary aim of the course is to motivate students for self employment, as well as to carry out extensive research in various aspects of bamboo with particular emphasis in bamboo cultivation a
The World Bamboo Organization has become a member of IUFRO, and will sponsor a SIDE EVENT one evening, under the direction of Engineer Hector Archila, entitled “INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN BAMBOO STRUCTURES”. This is a great opportunity to show forestry people about the progress in bamboo lumber, bamboo products, and architectural structures. This session will take place on October 9, 2014 in Room 150A, beginning at NOON. If you would like to participate, please contact Hector, hecto
At World Bamboo, we strive to provide the realities, the truth and the potentials of bamboo. We understand the complexities of bamboo as a renewable resource. While promoting the potential sustainability of bamboo, we also acknowledge “inconvenient truths” such as the challenge of certification, best management practices, chain of custody, and workers safety in the manufacturing of bamboo products, etc. These are some of the reasons why WBO is committed to seeing that bamboo gets the chance it d
From Bogata came the sad news that on the morning of February 16, the world lost a great friend of bamboo, a World Bamboo Pioneer, the great architect Oscar Hidalgo Lopez. Oscar was a true living legend, and to share even a few minutes with him was something that would stay with you long afterwards. In 2009, the WBO honored Oscar as a recipient of the World Bamboo Pioneer Award. Already at that time his health had diminished and he was unable to travel to Belgium for the World Bamboo Congress.
For centuries bamboo has played an indispensable role in the daily life of billions of people around the world. Recently it has gained an increasing importance worldwide as a substitution for timber and for a wide range of other innovative products and potentials. Bamboo is a vital resource for mankind. Its wide distribution throughout the world overlaps with hundreds of millions of people, animals and invertebrates who depend on it as a daily essential. With thousands of uses, as food, clothing
The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. We are dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.