It is observed to raise awareness about the fast-growing grass plant Bamboo. World Bamboo Organisation (WBO) has come forward to build awareness, to protect natural resources, and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilisation, etc.
World Bamboo Organisation (WBO) declared the day officially on September 18 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok in 2009.
The aim of the WBO is to bring the potential of bamboo to more elevated exposure, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions across the world, and also to promote traditional uses locally for community economic development, etc.
Few Facts about World Bamboo Organisation :
1. Bamboo is a tall, tree-like grass of the family Poaceae. It comprises more than 115 genera and 1,400 species.
2. As per experts, bamboo shoots have nutraceutical properties.
3.They are fast-growing perennials, with some species growing as much as 30 cm per day.
4. Bamboo does not require chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers to grow and thrive. Its own fallen leaves also provide the necessary nutrients that get recycled back into the soil.
5. As per experts, bamboo shoots have nutraceutical properties.
6.Bamboo shoots have nutraceutical properties, according to experts.
7. Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible newly sprouted canes of bamboo that form just under the soil and have a firm, crisp texture.
WBO is launching a new hashtag :
To honour World Bamboo Day, this year, the World Bamboo Organisation is launching a new hashtag: #PlantBamboo.The present global market of bamboo shoots is around 1,700 million USD.