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Paper Details: Industrial Uses Of Highland Bamboo In Selected Cities In Ethiopia

Volume 3 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition
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Author(s)
Saifu Amanuel, Zhang Caihong
Keywords
Highland bamboo, Industrial uses,
Abstract
Bamboo is an alternative construction material to substitute the declining supply of wood raw material in the construction sector and this study aimed to assess its amount and industrial use type in cottage and medium scale bamboo industries. The study was done in Injibara town and Addis Ababa city in Ethiopia; a snowballing sampling technique was used and both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources. Descriptive statistics showed that except the two medium-scale bamboo industries, most of the cottage scale bamboo furniture industries processed insignificant share of the country’s huge bamboo resources and this study also found that most of the cottage factories in the study areas used bamboo culms for classical furniture products such as sofa, chair, stool, table and shelf, bed, etc. whereas only two medium-scale bamboo industries used bamboo for advanced products such as boards and floorings.
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