Is a Philanthropic Financial Vehicle established in 2023. It is part of the Bamboo Village Initiative, aiming to create sustainable livelihoods and restore degraded land across the tropical belt through the Bamboo-Based Agroforestry System.


Continuing his mother Linda Garland’s vision and love for bamboo, Arief Rabik has revolutionized Linda’s 1000 Bamboo Village concept by integrating it into the large-scale manufacturing and construction industry. Bamboo emerges not only as a viable substitute for sustainably sourced timber but also as a potential source of multiplied environmental benefits to the ecosystem. This impact becomes more extensive with the application of an appropriate bamboo agroforestry system. Recognizing this potential, Arief Rabik took the initiative to establish the Bamboo Village.

The Bamboo Villages Initiative (BVI) is an ambitious global undertaking that aims to harness the significant potential of bamboo to rehabilitate approximately 2.2 billion hectares of degraded lands worldwide, while providing rural villages with sustainable sources of income.

Through a long-term approach, the Bamboo Village Initiative offers security and assistance to the participating villages, creating the necessary conditions on the ground for sustainable management and ensuring the restoration of degraded land through Bamboo Village Model, which delivers tangible results.

Arief Rabik established the Bamboo Village Trust (BVT) to facilitate the global implementation of the Bamboo Village Initiative using a Trust Fund regranting model, in partnership with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to identify and scale up potential Bamboo Villages.

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