LifePage Career Talk on Bamboo Entrepreneurship
By Ajay Thakur
[Scientist (E) in Forest Research Institute]
What is Bamboo Entrepreneurship?
Ajay Thakur: “Bamboo Industry is a growing industry, the markets for bamboo can be grouped into traditional and non-traditional or emerging markets. Demand remains strong in traditional markets such as handicrafts, blinds and bamboo shoots with profitable opportunities despite moderate growth. Other traditional markets, such as chopsticks, are highly commoditized with low growth and low profit margins. Emerging bamboo markets include flooring, building products and laminated furniture. These represent the largest growth opportunities for bamboo.”
How I got into Bamboo Entrepreneurship?
Ajay Thakur: “I have done B Sc in Forestry from Pantnagar Agriculture University. Post that I did M Sc in Forestry from Punjab Agriculture University. I went on to do a PhD in Forest Genetics from Oxford University & University of Wales, Bangor, UK. I started my career from ICFRE as a Scientist (B). I am a Scientist (E) at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun.”
Ajay Thakur’s LifePage:
(Bamboo-based Entrepreneurship, Ajay Thakur, Forest Research Institute, Scientist, Environment, Bamboo Industry, Entrepreneur, Business, Wood Industry, Agriculture, Eco-friendly Products)