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The evaluation of bamboo's economic, social, and environmental impacts was required due to a change in global industry toward its production and use. Demand for wood and its products is on the rise, and as a consequence of the rapid loss of the world's forests, the majority of businesses are increasingly pushing for the use of natural materials in infrastructure projects. Since bamboo is an all-purpose, fast-growing, and renewable plant, it was looked at as a possible replacement for forest-derived wood. Because of its many applications as wood and wood products, it has had a significant impact on the agricultural economy, creating jobs and generating money for rural poor people who engage in its production. It has also helped communities flourish and governments generate revenue. Bamboo investment in a geographical area has an impact on people's livelihood, so the social assessment looked at how that investment affects local people's well-being in terms of benefits, risks, and threats; the environmental assessment looks at how that investment affects local forests, non-timber forest products, water resources, and biodiversity; and it considers how the two assessments are linked.
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