Expanding the Bamboo Industry with Africa Plantation Capital



bamboo an integral part of cultures as diverse and far apart as Asia Africa and South America seemingly everywhere and yet this humble plant could turn out to be the savior of our planet it's a bold claim but we've taken nature for granted for too long we never imagined that our trees and forests would be in danger of disappearing but they are for years now the APC group has been planting growing and nurturing embracing the triple bottom line of people planet profit and the core values of sustainability environmental awareness and corporate social responsibility with offices around the world plantations on four continents and employing more than 4,000 people the APC group is recognized as one of the world's leading forestry and plantation managers and has now undertaken to invest more than 50 million u.s. dollars into one of the most remarkable plant species on earth bamboo it's everywhere in Asia Africa and South America and yet has been overlooked despite its extraordinary versatility the aapc group is now set to become the leading player in the global bamboo market with plantation projects on the horizon in Africa Asia South and Central America and the United States the population of our planet is growing and so is the demand for energy our existing resources mostly fossil fuels are finite at already struggling to cope to say nothing of the negative environmental impact it's time for a serious rethink and for one of the most traditional resources at our disposal to take center stage welcome to the world of the APC group bamboo an extraordinary plant with a higher compressive strength than wood brick or concrete and a tensile strength of steel now more than ever though people around the world are recognizing bamboo as a vital resource in the production of energy bamboo produces more biomass than other trees and has a lower ash content than most comparable grasses this is good news for the environment not to mention its use in bio carbon capture which neutralizes fossil fuel emissions and releases King breathable air bamboo can also be made into charcoal or activated carbon the briquettes are used for cooking and drying tea while the charcoal itself has a variety of important uses in gas and water purification sewage treatment air filters gas masks and respirators and in a range of medicines every single day bamboo is used for fiber or food by more than two and a half billion people around the world used for generations as scaffolding and building materials in Asia and the South Pacific bamboo is now an increasing demand around the world bamboo is miraculous when growing freely in the wild it produces between 6 and 12 tons of biomass per acre per year while the highly cultivated APC group bamboo yields between 20 and 25 tons per acre per year good management always makes good financial sense and with more than 100 years of combined plantation management experience the APC group is primed to become the market leader in bamboo cultivation expansion is already underway with the establishment of Africa plantation capital in Kenya and the acquisition of prime land for bamboo plantations Africa plantation capital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kenya Forestry Research Institute in a move that will advance the interests of both parties in the cultivation of a species that has become vital for the planet bamboo is fast growing with some species capable of shooting up by more than three feet in a single day it is also naturally antibacterial taking away the need for damaging fertilizers and pesticides giving bamboo a huge advantage as material for flooring along with its natural strength and durability this remarkable plant is now being taken seriously as a substitute for cotton and your bamboo plantation fully mature at between five and six years of the age can be turned into one of the softest fabrics on earth rivaling the likes of the finest cotton silk and even Kashmir raw bamboo when treated produces a fluffy soft material known as bamboo fiber before being spun into thread twice the softest cotton bamboo can now be used for all types of clothing and even luxuriously soft bed sheets the world's top brands and their designers are clamoring for bamboo fiber not only because of its quality but also for its sustainability and bamboo makes much better financial sense with some species yielding 50 times more per acre than cotton while requiring far less water to grow bamboo fibers are not only soft and eco-friendly they're also naturally temperature regulating helping your body breathe by taking away perspiration and reacting to body temperature keeping you 4 degrees cooler or warmer depending on your environment cloth from bamboo is now known as the intelligent fabric something not lost on major brands such as Versace and Lacoste who now has bamboo clothing in their luxury ranges and that's not to mention another part of the APC group Ecotec Asia and their trademarked product boutiques whose beautifully made bamboo bicycles and luggage are already making waves on international markets the APC groups bamboo is also impacting the flooring industry with the world's largest wholesale distributors appreciating the strength durability and texture of a remarkable wood that is hard-wearing resistant to moisture and insects and simply beautiful energy food clothing flooring the uses of bamboo are endless investment in bamboo also represents a great opportunity for portfolio diversification the global market for bamboo is expanding at an extraordinary rate estimated to have been worth well over 50 billion u.s. dollars in 2015 and new technologies constantly coming online that are increasing bam-boom uses and production outputs the demand for high-quality bamboo seems limitless there is every possibility that we could be looking at a 100 billion US dollars a year industry in the not-too-distant future the remarkable growth in many ways reflects bamboos remarkable growth and it's high time to invest in something that not only has a negative correlation to the downside of traditional investments but also works to the benefit of the environment bamboo and the APC group a green footprint for a renewable source Oh you

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