Accueil » Publications » Creating sustainable jobs and incomes to reduce poverty: lessons from bamboo supply chain development project in North West Vietnam

Creating sustainable jobs and incomes to reduce poverty: lessons from bamboo supply chain development project in North West Vietnam


This paper draws lessons from different approaches to up-grade bamboo supply-chain: how can poverty reduction be effectively achieved and measured; which kind of development should be promoted, and how should one intervene in market systems without creating distortion, how should different approaches be combined? It provides some recommendations for intervention and underlines the risk of early exposure to major external players, the latter having possibly conflicting strategies and shorter term agendas, which could durably undermine potential for sound and sustainable development, in particular regarding bamboo resources. It also highlights the need for working with and strengthening local actors in order to sustain better practices. Interventions should not focus solely on few bamboo market strands but target multiple bamboo and non-bamboo products and activities.


Retour