The use of bamboo, although it may be recently diffused in our continent, has deep roots in the Asian tradition, as it is a material of vegetal origin present in abundant quantities mainly in the subtropical area.

Today, it is increasingly important to find alternative ways to traditional materials and that is why eco-sustainable architecture is gathering more and more interest, with the necessary studies and verifications of alternative solutions proposed.

The sustainability of the “collection” of this raw material is also guaranteed by the speed of growth of this plant species, which can reach even 20 meters in just 8 months. However, the real maturity of the plant is reached in some years.

Growing bamboo, an evergreen species, and spreading it on the territory has positive effects on the context, with benefits for the prevention of air pollution and regulation of the microclimate.

Not to mention that no polluting chemical fertilizers are used for its cultivation. Finally, even at the end of its life cycle, bamboo offers the advantage of being easy to dispose of and reusable. Given the various positive aspects, it must certainly be said that the transport of bamboo from very distant areas represents the highest energy cost and environmental impact.

Living in a sustainable environment therefore becomes inevitable for those who want to pursue a healthy lifestyle and change their lives not only for the protection of the only planet we have but to lead a happy and fulfilling existence

Delta Jatropha is the company that collaborates with numerous communities to plant and cultivate non-invasively bamboo crops and has launched its project to grow the bamboo plant in the soil of 19,500 hectares in Madagascar. The cultivation of bamboo, together with several projects to redevelop the area of interest, will contribute to the long-term sustainable development of Madagascar, devastated by the environmental and housing crisis.