NFA promotes bamboo growing

The National Forestry Authority has embarked on promotion of bamboo growing as a viable commercial product.

This follows the increasing levels of forest loss in the country estimated to be over 200,000 hectares annually.

Speaking to Kfm the NFA communications officer Gilbert Kadilo says bamboo planting will help provide alternative for hardwood which is being sort after for charcoal burning among others.

He reveals that over 4000 seedlings are already being propagated