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Farming Bamboo Provides countless uses and environmental services, its rapid & renewable growth offer many opportunities for investments and in a wide range of sustainable products.

During 2010 Bamboo was a USD $10 Billion/Year Industry and the United States the #1 importer of bamboo in the world. The demand for bamboo is projected to increase to USD $20 Billion/Year by 2020.

Bamboo takes 3-6 years to growth in maturity, Bamboo is special because is a perennial grass that can be commercially grown so there are fewer cost associated with replanting. Tropical bamboo can be propagated with cuttings or by covering complete clumps with soil. The next year, new plants will sprout.

Bamboo is slowly becoming well known once again as building material. Technical studies of the bamboo mechanical properties "vegetable steel" have increased interest in its use. This grass has been widely used for house construction along the Inter-Andeans Rivers of Colombia, and in Coastal Ecuador.

Harvesting Bamboo can begging at 3 years after planting, making bamboo a potential source for Tropical Biomass production for the industry. (I.e.: Bio-Fuel, Bio-Fibre, Bio-Pulp).

Recent studies conducted by the EU indicate that bamboo has relative low water requirement, and that its root system is excellent as watershed protector. Bamboo grows in low acid soils and minimal chemicals are required to balance the soil PHs before planting.