Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences
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Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015, 3(6), 176-183
DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-6-3
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Bamboo Resources Utilization: A Potential Source of Income to Support Rural Livelihoods

Sythud Phimmachanh1, , Zhang Ying1 and Mukete Beckline2

1School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University, Qinghua Donglu, Haidian District, Beijing, China

2Department of Forest Management, Beijing Forestry University, Qinghua Donglu, Haidian District, Beijing, China

Pub. Date: December 04, 2015

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Sythud Phimmachanh, Zhang Ying and Mukete Beckline. Bamboo Resources Utilization: A Potential Source of Income to Support Rural Livelihoods. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2015; 3(6):176-183. doi: 10.12691/aees-3-6-3


In this paper, we examine the potential of bamboo as a source of income and better livelihood for rural communities. We look at the importance of bamboo from a global perspective with special attention to its economic, social and ecological values. Using this approach, we observed that, bamboo is very ubiquitous, has a global presence and it is used for various purposes from toothpicks to dresses and construction of houses. We also found that, it is a lucrative business from which rural people with the proper and adequate skills and market value chains, could adopt to come out of the poverty trap.

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