7, 2019 a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Bamboo
Council of Davao del Norte for the bamboo
used to be cultivated in certain areas and sandy places in the past but now it is cultivated with proper care like other crops to get the maximum possible produce.
on the other hand grows fast, also a strong carbon absorption, effective for anti-soil erosion and more importantly has the ability to make the mined areas restore its condition for agriculture purposes.
"The Philippine government and Filipino environmentalists are well aware of the benefits that bamboo
can provide, which also prompted the issuance of Executive Order (EO) No.
Testing methods for physical and mechanical properties of bamboos
. GB/T 15780-1995.
I request government to allow us to take bamboos
from our state so we can make profits.
That project does the following: 1) addresses flooding/soil erosion (a one-hectare bamboo
grove can hold 4,000 tons of water; the roots of a bamboo
plant can hold four cubic meters of soil); 2) helps minimize the impact of global warming (a bamboo
plant sequesters CO2 eight times better than trees; 3) contributes to achieving an inclusive economy (bamboos
are used as raw materials for the parol livelihood project of informal settlers living near the river); 4) boosts biodiversity (with a wide variety of bamboo
species, the bambusetum will eventually harbor more life forms, resulting in a better, more wholesome environment); 5) provides a solution cheaper than 'ripraps' and concrete dikes-the cheapest solution, in fact, and very doable.
Among the top contender considered is bamboo
being a fast growing species possesses one of the most highest strength properties of the wood materials , .
function as carbon sinks, agents in oxygen production, control of soil erosion, provision of organic matter, regulation of water levels in watersheds, conservation of biodiversity, landscape beautification, and a ready source of bamboo
shoots for food, building materials, and shades.
The ERDB has been at the forefront of discovering research and information in developing bamboo
plantations to help address the scarce supply of bamboos
"Farmers should do their bamboo
planting during rainy season since the plants are heavy feeders.
"I would rather eat meals without meat, but cannot live at a place without bamboos
. A meatless diet causes a person to be thin, while lack of bamboo
makes a person vulgar and materialistic."
belonging to family Poaceae are considered as one of the most versatile multiutility forest tree grasses.
This study, using the method of direct collection feces, investigated captive giant pandas daily intakes and apparent digestibility coefficients of diet dominantly comprised of Phyllostachys vivax bamboo
, a fast growing non-timber forest product (NTFP) that can substitute for many timber products (Bonsi 2009), can bridge the gap by providing a readily available raw material, particularly for the domestic market (Kuehl 2013).