For larger projects an analytical approach with knowledge of landscape-ecological, hydrological and vegetation development processes are of importance in order to achieve a successful result.
Sometimes working on the basis of a budget or creates the ideal plan and then contracted to various market participants to proceed with implementation.
In consultation within your abilities and desires we make a detailed design. This is often worked out with a development plan, planting plan, proposed materials and techniques and a proposal for irrigation, drainage and lighting. But before we start must be clear whether the design can also be maintained for the long term, otherwise we can not start.
Some projects require in-depth study, scenario analysis or feasibility study. Here too we have the necessary experience at home and abroad. For more information or an informal discussion contact.
BAMBOO FOR SUSTAINABLE FOREST AND LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
Bamboo is an important component in agro-forestry to regenerate degraded lands and provide sustainable income generating activities. With adequate attention, investment, and the right standards in place, it could become a major renewable and sustainable crop.
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet, it is highly versatile and rapidly renewable. Long used as a timber alternative for furniture, charcoal, crafts, and food (bamboo shoots), new technologies are extending bamboo’s value in flooring and construction, for pulp and paper, fibers and even in the construction of cars and wind turbines.
Bamboo could also play an important role in the growing field of forest and landscape restoration. To date, around 47 percent of the world’s potential forest area has been cleared or degraded to make way for crops, cattle, cities, and roads. As a native species across tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate areas, bamboo could contribute significantly to restoring degraded landscapes around the globe.
In order to achieve large-scale restoration, artificial boundaries of forestry and agriculture need to be assessed and landscapes viewed as ‘mosaics’ providing different functions, like fresh water, erosion control, arable soil, biomass, carbon fixation, food resource etc. Globally, 1.5 billion hectares would be best-suited for mosaic restoration, in which forests, trees, and bamboo could be combined with other land uses, including agroforestry and sustainable agriculture.
By planting bamboo in parts of landscapes, degraded lands could be restored to productive use, thereby alleviating some of the development pressures on forests. Already, China’s growing influence in Africa, high demand for bamboo products, and management expertise could lead to more development of bamboo resources across the continent. Bamboo is considered the most important, fast-growing, strategic intervention for afforestation and reforestation in mountainous and degraded areas. If done correctly, bamboo can contribute to restoring degraded land globally whilst providing sustainable industries and livelihood development.