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charline pernet

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Member since April 23, 2009

  • 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 ...