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Bamboo Trees Can Help Control Flood

Bamboo Trees Can Help Control Flood

Agroforestry
"Sometimes the Best Things are Right in Front of You" - Gladys Knight We live in a complex world where we often overlook the value of the simple and ordinary. It's easy to get caught up in the grandiose and the elaborate, forgetting that sometimes, the best solutions are right before us. Gladys Knight's words resonate with a message that applies not only to life's philosophical aspects but also to practical challenges, such as flood control in urban areas. The recent heavy rains brought forth the perennial flooding problem in the bustling metropolis of Metro Manila. During this time, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced an innovative approach to flood control: using bamboo as a critical element. This seemingly ordinary plant, found in abundance across the Philippines,...