Methodology Idea Note

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14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

The proposed methodology applies to projects that adjust the structure of bamboo forests. It covers improvement and optimization methods related to the density, age composition, site fertility, and productivity of the forest. There are various techniques for adjusting the forest’s structure, such as applying optimal fertilizer, adjusting the harvest-retain ratio, removing suitable bushes and grass, and loosening the soil. This methodology can be applied in pantropical regions where bamboo grows naturally, as well as non-native areas that have been artificially modified to support its growth. This includes countries and territories in South, Southeast and East Asia, Africa, South America, and other regions.


The methodology idea note was submitted by Zhejiang A&F University and the University of British Columbia (open on external sites) and is currently at “Step 1: Methodology Idea Note Submission” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include Methodology Development ID# M0230 in the subject line.

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