By Rohey Drammeh
Bamboo Foundation The Gambia recently successfully planted 10,000 bamboo plants in Dumbuto – Kiang West.
The foundation hopes to plant bamboos in the entire length and breadth of the country as they seek to put across its significance.
Bamboo functions as carbon sinks, produces oxygen, controls soil erosion, provides organic matter, regulate water levels in watersheds, conserves biodiversity, beautifies the landscape, and essentially contributes to the purification and regulation of the environment.
Founder Omar Darboe said he has already planted 10,000 bamboos in Gunjur.
To alleviate poverty, he underscored the importance of land usage as a key component.
“Poverty is the chief cause of irregular migration, and with support bamboos can eradicate it,” he said.
Prince Ebrahima Sanyang, the Prince of Kiang Batteling, also participated in the planting activity.