The moderate harvesting cycle of an intensity 20% annually (five year rotation) is carried out by cooperatives of "guadueros", trained by us in collaboration with the branch office of the CVC in Palmira.
Many of these "guadueros" are poor inhabitants of the zone, who previously were dedicated to illegally harvesting guadua, thus degrading the forests and producing immature and consequently less durable guadua.
With the help of the sugar factories, owners of most of the guadua forests, and with the patronage of the CVC, various cooperatives were trained in sustainable harvesting and maintenance of guadua forests.
Thereby a group of people moved out of the illegality and personnel with technical viewpoint was formed.
With the cooperative and the "Sisben" (a governmental healthcare program for the poor) there is at least a minimum of social security guaranteed and the sustainable concept is based socially and environtmentally.
Happy of having eliminated the notorious middlemen, we don´t yet ask for surveillance of international certifiers like FSC. But we can order your poles from our neighbourhood Department "Quindio", where 6 associated Bamboo forests count (and pay) with FSC Certificate.