Launching of the National Bamboo Strategy and Action Plan

The National Carbon Monitoring Centre (NCMC) actively participated in a significant milestone event by contributing to the launch of the National Bamboo Strategy and Action Plan in Dar es Salaam on Monday, February 19, 2024. During the event, NCMC representative specifically addressed the processes, criteria, and requirements for carbon credit projects in Tanzania. NCMC representative emphasized the overlooked potential of bamboo for generating carbon credits in Tanzania. He highlighted bamboo’s rapid growth rate, which allows for significant carbon removal in a relatively short timeframe compared to other tree species. This means that the majority of carbon benefits from bamboo cultivation can be realized within ten years after planting.

Launching of the National Bamboo Strategy and Action Plan

Hon. Angellah Kairuki, the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism demonstrated bold leadership in unveiling an ambitious Bamboo Strategy spanning from 2024 to 2031, signaling Tanzania’s strong commitment to environmental sustainability and economic rejuvenation.

Minister Kairuki addressed a diverse audience comprising policymakers, industry leaders, and environmental advocates, emphasizing the pivotal role and timely importance of the strategy. She urged collaboration among all stakeholders in the bamboo value chain to harness the transformative potential of bamboo, both economically and in combating climate change.


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