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Jun 23, 2014

Meeting and Consultation on Marketing of Bamboo Products and Handicrafts


Myanmar is rich in bamboo resources, which is an important community of forest resources which occupy almost 50% of the country land area.
 In line with the objective of the project, it was organized and completed four two-week bamboo products processing trainings with cooperation of Department of Cottage Industries of Ministry of Co-operative in order to fulfill the project document requirement of increasing the number of community engaged in forestry related activities and REDD-Plus related livelihood improvement of villagers within project site. 
A meeting on marketing of bamboo products was organized by the ITTO REDD+ project on 31 May 2014 at Training Centre, 6 mile forests nursery of Yedashe Township to achieve better cooperation of Traders and bamboo products producers. It was attended by about(50) participants including project staff, district staff, traders, small scale enterprises, bamboo products producers, who got bamboo products processing training organized by the project.
The meeting was introduction by U Thein Shwe, Assistant Director of Bago Region Forest Department and the project Director Dr. Thaung Naing Oo of Planning and Statistics Division of Forest Department Head Quarter. A tripartite coordination among the bamboo product makers, traders and potential of enterprises will play a key role in formulating right marketing strategy for bamboo products for both local market and for penetrating international market.