Archive for December, 2015

Bamboo Farming Update

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

In 2014, Visions for Villages initiated a bamboo farming pilot program to help families in this community with a more self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. We plan to add more families to this program over the next 2-3 years.

Funds were provided for bamboo seedlings to be planted on one acre of land per family.

As you can see, the baby bamboo plants are growing quite well.
It takes a minimum of three years before the first bamboo crop can be harvested in this area.

We have included an additional picture of some products that are currently being made with bamboo by families in this community to help support themselves. Our long term plan is to bring some of their products to the international market. (Photos courtesy of Kong Daai Diengdoh, the agricultural officer in Meghalaya, India who is helping us with our projects).