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 ...