Members of the delegation include four governors, four congressmen and Edgardo Manda, president of the Philippine Bamboo Foundation which has come out with a new book titled “Bamboo: Grass of Hope”. The book with more than 300 pares has garnered the Outstanding Book Award for 2018 from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
The first two days of the conference will be devoted to discussions about the latest developments and opportunities in bamboo and rattan. The last two days will be devoted to visits to bamboo villages and factories.
The four-day event is hosted by the Organization for Bamboo and Rattan with a membership of 45 countries from around the globe.
Edgardo Manda will be bringing copies of the award-winning book to the global bamboo and rattan confab in Beijing.