EcoPlanet Bamboo is operating a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Government of Ghana, through the Ghana Forestry Commission. Through this PPP EcoPlanet is developing two adjacent bamboo plantations in the Ashanti Region, with a total area greater than 11,000 hectares.
These Forest Reserves have been degraded through a combination of illegal harvesting for charcoal and fire. A total area of 5,500 hectares will be planted with select species of non invasive, clumping bamboo species under EcoPlanet's framework of "deforestation-free" planting, integrated with standing trees and remnant forest patches set aside for conservation purposes. The remaining 5,000+ hectares has been set aside for the restoration of native and endemic species.
This landscape framework not only restores a fully functioning ecosystem at scale, but provides significant environmental, social and climate change benefits, with the potential to remove more than 4.5 million tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
These bamboo farms are targeting a fully integrated seed to sale strategy for the production of bamboo toilet and tissue paper and are strategically located to supply such finished products to European markets.
Learn more about EcoPlanet's Ghana operations by watching a short documentary.
Read a recent press release on EcoPlanet's partnership with the Land Life Company for the pilot restoration of 500 hectares of native species within the company's Ghana farms, here.