Rambo straws for gender promotion, sustainable development and climate change
Rambo straws of Lepironia articulata are made from natural grey sedge grass. Lepironia grass can be found in the Est-Coast of Madagasar and other parts of Southeast Asian such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. These plants are growing in marshy environments and known to preserve against erosion and can contribute to land’s restoration . Most of women in Madagascar have always used these raw materials for weaving. Women are the main partners of our society because they participate in the culture of Lepironia and in the manufacture of straws. We grow Lepironia grass with women associations. Those associations have own large raw material field in Vatovavy Fitovinany Region to ensure stable supply for production. Our action contributes to gender promotion, sustainable development and adaptation to climate change.