Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris sp.)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet. Demand is drastically increasing due to industrial revolution like pulp for paper and rayon, laminated bamboo, parquet flooring, ply bamboo, bamboo composites, and charcoal coupled with mechanization of traditional sector like shoot processing, chopsticks, agarbatti, toothpick production, and bamboo handicrafts. At present the demand for bamboo is 26.9 million t as against the supply of 13.47 million tons. Bamboo could actually play an important role in forest and landscape restoration. Bamboo-based agroforestry has a very wide scope in India as it provides higher economic returns to the farmers, improves the soil, and provides raw material to the industry as well as for domestic use of the rural community. Its performance in semiarid rainfed areas on gully collars is encouraging. It not only helped in gully collar stabilization but produced 40–50 bamboo every third year cycle.


Agroforestry System Bamboo Species Bamboo Plant Bamboo Culm Multipurpose Tree Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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