Bamboo Village Uganda

Carbon removal via bamboo farming

  Land stored carbon    Photosynthesis


Status: ONCRA Certified
Verification Number: BVU-L-001
TRL: 9
First issuance of Credits: 2023

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Bamboo acts as a natural carbon sink: it removes CO2 emitted from the atmosphere and stores it in the soil and the plant. Bamboo is also effective for soil protection and restoration of degraded land. It is easy to grow, grows incredibly fast and occurs naturally in many parts of the world. After reaching maturity, a part of the bamboo can be harvested annually as it regrows over the year and stays in an equilibrium. This can then be used for various applications, such as a building material, food or its fibers for textiles.

Bamboo Village Uganda works together with local communities to farm bamboo in Central Uganda. Everything from preparing the land, nursery and planting the bamboo, to maintaining the plantation and harvesting, is done by local people and mostly by hand. By employing local Ugandan people, we generate social and economic benefits. Furthermore, by carrying out the project mainly by hand instead of using heavy machinery, we are protecting the soil. We have also made other environmentally friendly decisions, such as using organic fertilizers and naturally occurring river water.

We are cultivating three different bamboo species to increase the resiliency of the system and to create a diverse cultivation system. Since the bamboo plantation is located on national forestry land, no damage was done to the primeval nature when we established the plantation (no land use change). When the harvested bamboo culms will be transferred into durable products like furniture, floors, or construction material for houses, they can act as an additional carbon sink.

About the remover:

Bamboo Village Uganda is a project with love and respect for both the planet and nature. Born as the brainchild of Dutch entrepreneur Henri Potze and developed by a team of caring, hard working experts who all share the same goal. The site in Uganda is leased from its owner Twinobuhungiro Aska, who has a forestry license for the site granted by the National Forestry Authority valid until 2057.


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