EcoPlanet Bamboo owns and operates the 1,200 acre Kowie Bamboo Farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape. This pilot farm is the first commercial bamboo farm in Southern Africa and represents a global first in many respects:
- The first bamboo farm globally to successfully transition tissue culture bamboo plantlets from a laboratory setting to a plantation setting at scale.
- The first successful regeneration of soils that had been destroyed by over a century of mechanized and high intensity agriculture.
- The first African bamboo farm to successfully receive Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)® Forest Management certification.
In addition to the Kowie Bamboo Farm, EcoPlanet operates an on-site manufacturing facility, and an R&D laboratory.
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