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charline pernet

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Intern

Member since April 23, 2009

  • A request from an intern, working on a Bamboo project (the Bio Box project)

    Poverty


    In response to CAMBOO, posted by Vivian Lam,
    in the thread Camboo

    Dear Vivian,

    I am Charline, an intern in a firm of consultants which aims at promoting Socially Responsible Investing in Cambodia.

    I am currently working on a project around the concept of Bamboo value chain – namely the Bio Box project- , which meets the Camboo project on several points (motivations and objectives).

    The main idea of the project is to create a new and sustainable value chain around Bamboo farming. The Bio Box concept consists in exploiting a potentially new market - Bamboo fibre - to produce environmentally-friendly food dispensers.

    It gives the priority to small-scale industries of bamboo farming and working (close to cottage industry) for the production and transformation phases. As it targets pro-poor people living in rural underpriviledged areas and focuses on organic bamboo farming, the project has strong social and environmental dimensions.

    Currently, the Bio Box project is at a preliminary stage and is moving forward on 4 main points :

    • A technical feasibility study around Bamboo fibre which concerns the following products : trays, disposable crockery and food dispensers (large boxes).
    • Identification of communities of artisans for the production and transformation phases
    • Identification of distribution networks for the products above-cited (local and international networks).
    • Identification of potential investors.

    I come to you for some ideas. Do you know some organizations which could be potentially interested by the Bio Box project, who could help us for the implementation of the different phases ? ( The identification of communities of artisans for the production and transformation phases might be the most critical phase).

    Many thanks in advance.

    Best regards, Charline

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