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How can Beema Bamboo Plantations Benefit Islands and Farmers in the Philippines?: A study in Manila, Marinduque and Romblon, the Philippines
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM).
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study was conducted as a bachelor thesis at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in the spring of 2019. The study was carried out as a Minor Field Study (MFS) funded by the Swedish agency SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).

The study focuses on the potential economic- & ecological benefits of farming bamboo on small islands in the Philippines. Few other countries are so vulnerable for natural disasters as the Philippines. Majority of the farmers in the Philippines live on a day to day payment where the life of a family can be destroyed when a disaster strikes and ruins the crops. Bamboo could be intercropped and supply farmers with a more stable and higher income on the long term. This project examines previous Beema bamboo plantations, the characteristics of Beema bamboo and explores future implementations.

The main type of bamboo that is explored is Beema bamboo, a modified and improved version of Bambusa Balcooa. The Philippines have optimal growth conditions for Beema bamboo and could develop industries which can provide job opportunities. Since the research of Beema bamboo is still in early stages in the Philippines this goal is still years away.

Abstract [sv]

Denna studie genomfördes som ett kandidatexamensarbete på Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan våren 2019. Studien utfördes som en fältstudie med finansiellt stöd från den svenska myndigheten SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Detta projekt fokuserar på de potentiella ekonomiska- & ekologiska fördelarna med att odla bambu på små öar i Filippinerna. Få andra länder är lika sårbara för naturkatastrofer som Filippinerna. Majoriteten av jordbrukare i Filippinerna lever på en daglig inkomst, där en naturkatastrof kan förstöra familjer som lever på sitt jordbruk. Bambu kan bidra med en mer stabil och högre inkomst för bönder på lång sikt. Projektet undersöker tidigare Beema bamboo plantage, dess egenskaper och framtida implementeringar.

Den huvudsakliga typen av bambu som utforskas i detta projekt är Beema bamboo, en modifierad och förbättrad version av Bambusa Balcooa. Filippinerna har optimala förhållanden för Beema bambu och kan utveckla industrier som kan skapa arbetsmöjligheter. Eftersom forskningen på Beema bamboo fortfarande är i tidiga stadier i Filippinerna är detta mål fortfarande många år bort.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 38
Series
TRITA-ITM-EX ; 2019:115
Keywords [en]
Vulnerability, Bambusa balcooa, Beema bamboo, Philippines, MFS, Marinduque, Environment, Bamboo
Keywords [sv]
Sårbarhet, Bambusa balcooa, Beema bamboo, Filippinera, MFS, Miljö, Bambu
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-264547OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-264547DiVA, id: diva2:1374150
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Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2019-11-29Bibliographically approved

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