NP11 Driving Ecosystem Restoration and Resilient Economic Growth by Unlocking Nepal’s Bamboo Sector

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO2 Creation of green jobs, SO5 Supply of ecosystem services ensured
Start Date Q1  September 20, 2021
End Date q4 December 31, 2022
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 91,872
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Status Complete
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Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
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Thematic Area
  • Sustainable Landscapes
GGGI Project Code : NP11
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Project Overview

The bamboo sector in Nepal is underdeveloped as compared to Southeast Asia and China but the sector possesses a high potential for growth by increasing bamboo plantations and promoting bamboo-based enterprises. GGGI, with close collaboration with government counterparts and private sectors, aims to unlock the potential of the bamboo sector in Nepal. The project has identified two areas of intervention (1) bamboo for landscape management (bamboo plantation) and (2) bamboo for growth (bamboo-based enterprise development. Bamboo plantation, as the first area of intervention, will cover (a) the fragile Chure Hill promoting landscape restoration and (b) private agricultural land to fulfill the demand for business purposes. Bamboo for growth, as the second intervention area, focuses on (a) modern bamboo-based furniture/handicraft and (b) bamboo-based fabric production.  


Project Objectives

The major objectives of this project are:  

  • Restoration of degraded forests and agricultural land by planting bamboo 
  • Increased production of bamboo raw materials and create conducive conditions for bamboo enterprises 
  • Creation of green jobs and accelerating economic growth by developing bamboo enterprises 

Project Outcome and Outputs

The project has one key Outcome that will be achieved through the following Outputs. 

Outcome: Bamboo resources growth and bamboo-based enterprise is advanced through both planning and investment. 

  • Output 1: MoFE and GGGI developed a National Roadmap for Bamboo Sector Development   
  • Output 2: Capacity building for institutional arrangement and operation of focal for bamboo in provincial and local government – A Guidelines on Institutional Arrangement for Bamboo Sector Development at Provincial and Local Level  
  • Output 3: Preliminary study on bamboo for land rehabilitation and economic development 
  • Output 4: Preliminary study on Bamboo Market Assessment  

Key Publications