Update #5 – Greenhouse, BVU Start-up Academy and new office

Time flies when you are growing bamboo. Only 1 month has passed, but we have so much to share.

Launch BVU Start-up Academy

Bamboo Village Uganda was created to fight global warming and to create job opportunities for the people in the Nakasongola district. There are so many talented craftsmen and women who know how to turn bamboo into beautiful products. In order to help them to start their business, we have created the “BVU Start-up Academy”, where we will help entrepreneurs to start-up and grow their own bamboo business. We provide financial support and offer guidance for product selection, sales and marketing. Our first participants in the BVU Start-up Academy are Drake and Ezra. We will keep you updated on their progress.

Greenhouses and bamboo plantation

We have made excellent progress here. We are constructing shadow halls, finishing the greenhouse and we are draining the ground. Everything that is needed in order to guarantee a good growth of the bamboo plants. With almost 2 million kilos of CO2 to be compensated so far, we have a lot of ground to cover (literally!), it’s amazing to see how the project is developing.

New headquarters in The Netherlands

New year, new office! Bamboo Village Uganda moved to the World Horti Center. The World Horti Center is the leading innovation center of the international horticulture sector and sustainability is an important part of the daily activities. It’s a great place for us to share our story and to find partners for our mission. Feel free to contact us for a visit.

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