Value Chain of Bamboo and Rattan

Joint programme entitled ‘Green Production and Trade to Increase Income and Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor’ in Vietnam. The programme’s approach is to develop better integrated, pro-poor, and environmentally sustainable “green” value chains, enabling poor growers, collectors and producers to improve their products and link them to more profitable markets. The complex challenges faced by the five value chains, ranging from sustainable raw material production, entrepreneurial skills development and cleaner production to market linkages and trade information deficits, can best be addressed by a joint programme which combines the core competencies of the relevant UN agencies: UNIDO, FAO, ILO, UNCTAD and ITC.