The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have aligned the One Town One Product (OTOP) with the various industry clusters to develop innovative and globally competitive enterprises and make them contribute significantly to employment generation and inclusive growth to spur economic development in the country side.
The Philippine forests were once among the richest in the world, in terms of density and diversity of tree species, decades back.
China has at present more than five million hectares of bamboo plantation and still growing. In recent years bamboo has also been lauded as a source of fabric.
Countries with tropical weather are natural homes for bamboo. It can be grown to any type of soil.