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High quality bamboo is cultivated at more than 85 places in district Narowal, including villages of Thillay Kalan, Wazirpur, Kandhala and Porokey. It is also cultivated in districts of Kasur, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha. ... Three to five thousand bamboos are produced on one acre of land.

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Bamboo farming — a potential source of poverty alleviation

Abid Mahmood


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if the government patronises bamboo production, it can be a big source of strengthening of the economy. — Photo by author


NAROWAL: Bamboo is not only used domestically but it is also exported to other countries and if the government patronises its production and business, it can be a big source of poverty alleviation and strengthening of the economy.

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. High quality bamboo is cultivated at more than 85 places in district Narowal, including villages of Thillay Kalan, Wazirpur, Kandhala and Porokey. It is also cultivated in districts of Kasur, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha.

The bamboo crop is ready within a year while the annual cost of cultivation of one acre of bamboo is just Rs15,000 to Rs20,000. As is the case with sugarcane, bamboo roots are sown in the land at certain distance, the crop is manured only once a year and watered thrice a year. It does not need medicines or chemicals spray and it can bear severe weather conditions.

One acre of bamboo crop is sold at the rate of Rs200,000 to Rs400,000. Three to five thousand bamboos are produced on one acre of land. Labourers are paid Rs17 per bamboo for cutting and cleaning before they are shifted to the factories where bamboos are cut in different sizes and straightened with the help of furnace and machines. Wages are fixed with labourers for straightening and painting the bamboos and the rates range from Rs5 to Rs18 per bamboo. Each labourer can earn Rs1,000 to 3,000 per day. The bamboos are sold to shopkeepers on the wholesale rate of Rs4 to Rs9 per foot while a bamboo ladder of 10 feet is sold in the market at the price ranging from Rs500 to Rs600.

Besides production of ladders, bamboos are used in scaffoldings, construction of buildings, animal shelters and poultry farms. The villagers use bamboos to fix mosquito nets around their cots in the fields. Bamboo furniture is also used in houses for its beauty.

“My 10-member family has been working in the bamboo factory for the last 15 years. Some years ago, there was no business activity and I was living from hand to mouth. Now Pakistan has started exporting bamboo, so I earn Rs1,000 to Rs3,000 per day. Now I am happy and I save some money also,” labourer Muhammad Akram says.

Shaikh Ansar Ali, the owner of a bamboo factory, says the bamboo of Pakistan is of good quality and it is in big demand in the UAE, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries, therefore, it’s produce is increasing day by day.

Published in Dawn, December 29th, 2018
 

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Bamboo can be used to make clothes. As article said no pesticides needed.

Only downside is pandas will eat your produce:-)
 
Chinese cooperation

Bamboo is unique Chinese solution to climate change, Pakistani official

China Economic Net,
Aug 3, 2022

ISLAMABAD ? Bamboo is an efficient carbon sink that China is promoting as a unique solution to climate change. A senior official of Pakistan's Ministry of Climate Change has said that it is easier to adopt and implement Chinese strategies in Pakistan than to follow Western and European solutions.

Speaking to China Economic Net, he said that China has successfully managed its forests and taken great steps in bamboo production. China is now competing with the West. This is one area under climate change where we can get Chinese assistance.

In the past, there has been no major cooperation between Pakistan and China in the field of climate change. But now there is a need and great potential for collaboration between the two countries in this sector.

China has made significant progress in the development and scientific cultivation of bamboo. Currently, China ranks first worldwide in bamboo research because of its numerous research units and strong technical force.

In recent years, China has made significant progress in bamboo cultivation and development, carbon sequestration and storage, and environmental functions.

Therefore, the development and acquisition of bamboo industry in Pakistan from China's experience can be a beneficial step towards afforestation and climate change. This concept has already been introduced in Pakistan.

Bamboo is cultivated in many parts of Pakistan and about 15 species of bamboo are found in the country. Bamboo has also been used across the country to construct post-disaster shelters after earthquakes and floods.
 
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Bamboo production has growing market potential in Pakistan​


News desk
January 30, 2022

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Bamboo production has growing market potential in Pakistan, WealthPK reported on Saturday.

Bamboo is a multipurpose forest product that plays a vital role in the world’s industrial and domestic economics. In Pakistan, bamboo production is considered economically viable and has market potential.

Bamboo was once only grown in particular areas in Pakistan, such as sandy areas, but now it is grown with the same care as other crops to get the maximum potential yield. Bamboo is grown in more than 85 locations in Pakistan, particularly in Sargodha, Jhang, Kasur, Lahore, Khushab, Ganda Singh Wala, Bhalwal, Mandi Bhahauddin and Dera Ghazi Khan.

Pakistan sold 5,461 tons of bamboo in 2019. In comparison to the preceding year, demand for Pakistani bamboo (agro commodities category) increased by 11.61 percent in 2019. Bamboo exports climbed by 13.32 percent between 2017 and 2019, bringing in $1.20 million for the year.

The bamboo of Pakistan is of good quality and it is in big demand in the UAE, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries, therefore, its production is increasing day by day which is benefiting the economy,
 
In Pakistan, a renowned architect Ms. Yasmeen Lari is relentlessly working for low-cost, zero-carbon housing. These houses are flood-safe and earthquake-safe. Providing training to the people of the area to work as a community and help themselves:



 
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یاسمین لاری کے سسستے اور مضبوط گھر خد بنائیں -​

لاگ گھر بنانے کا طریقہ​


 
Below is the shaking table test of the Ms. Lari mud brick and bamboo structure:

 
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