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Houaphanh bamboo value chain analysis : identifying SNV’s potential advisory services for the development of the Bamboo value chain


Document type: report
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Abstract: The purpose of this report is to present to SNV the present status of bamboo sub-sector in Houaphanh, northern Laos, followed by a stakeholder and value chain analysis, opportunities and constraints and recommendations on how to intervene in the sector. It is suggested that a provincial bamboo strategy needs to be developed first in order to guide an enabling business climate benefiting from the market demand. Once this is stimulated and the processing industry and product pick up, prices will improve and the productivity increases. This is likely to provide incentives to sustainable manage bamboo resources. Priorities identified for intervention are: (1) developing an enabling environment for the bamboo sub-sector (provincial bamboo strategy); (2) increasing value added by processing bamboo stems; (3) empowering villagers with improved negotiation skills; (4) developing sustainable harvesting methods for bamboo shoots and stems; and (5) decreasing costs for bamboo traders.
Authors: Greijmans, M. , Oudomvilay, B. , Banzon, J.
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Category: Policy
Keywords: plant production , trade
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: 53
Place: [The Hague]
Publisher: SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Year: 2007
Region: Southeast Asia
Right: © 2007 SNV
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Houaphanh bamboo value chain analysis : identifying SNV’s potential advisory services for the development of the Bamboo value chain