We are working with increasing numbers of farmers in Mukono to plant bamboo (Dendrocalamus Asper or Bambussa Vulgaris varieties) and to help them introduce it into existing agroforestry models. Its extensive root system and nutritious foliage, gives bamboo the ability to control erosion, regulate water levels, improve soil quality and generate a microclimate, and doing all this while supporting the growth of plants around it, such as coffee and cocoa. Due to the fast growth and regular harvesting – without the need for replanting – bamboo can create a large number of durable products and provide a sustainable year-long source of income. The bamboo poles, once mature, are excellent for use in construction and can be used to make different household appliances.