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Title
Bamboo as a crop in Western Europe : a SWOT analysis
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Abstract
Given the coming peak oil crisis and the need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions out of concern for a progressing global warming scenario, the European economy is currently stimulating the transition from a fossil fuel-based to a sustainable bio-based economy. Bamboo, though non-native on the continent, might be a useful resource in this respect. It has a number of strengths, such as its high growth rate and the ease at which the plant can be inserted in the existing portfolio of agricultural and biomass crops, but should not be regarded as a wonder crop that will solve all our problems. For example, farmers have no tradition or practical knowledge about cultivating bamboo, and the plant is often considered a possible invasive species. Nevertheless, the need for bio-based applications in the industry offers a number of opportunities.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta horticulturae / International Society for Horticultural Science. - 's Gravenhage
Publication
's Gravenhage : 2013
ISSN
0567-7572
Volume/pages
1003(2013), p. 89-96
ISI
000333253600011
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Creation 16.10.2013
Last edited 25.06.2017
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