DENR: 15,000 hectares to be planted with bambooMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) aims to plant bamboo on more than 15,000 hectares of land this year under the National Greening Program. He urged investors to plant bamboo and use quality seeds and planting materials. “Apart from addressing climate change, it helps create livelihood... as bamboo can be used in developing several products,” Adornado said. He said they would recommend that 20 percent of the greening program budget of the DENR be used to plant bamboo. Studies show that bamboo minimizes carbon emissions by 400 percent more compared with other trees.
Source: Philippine Star April 16, 2018 15:11 UTC