Bamboo Institute was established in 2008 by UNIDO in collaboration with the national government to create a bamboo industry in Timor-Leste. Over the last decade, Bamboo Institute has created a community value supply chain through investment and training for nurseries, bamboo plantations, and processing groups. With 28 nurseries, 300+ farmers, and 12 processing groups, our supply is stronger than ever and can meet high demands for modern and cultural bamboo products. What makes us a truly unique social enterprise are the progressive practices of sustainability, environmentalism, and humanitarianism as a fundamental business model in this developing country.
Here at BI we believe in producing high quality furniture, handicrafts, blinds, briquettes, and other products. With a high capacity we can meet bulk orders, and with skilled staff we can customize to your needs. With every product sold we meet our true goals.
Goal 1: Create an eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo industry in Timor-Leste.
Goal 2: Invest in and train bamboo farmers, groups, and carpenters to continually raise the level of opportunity for local Timorese.
Goal 3: Alleviate poverty and generate income, especially in the most rural areas of Timor-Leste, while maintaining an efficient community value supply chain.