Center for Bamboo Development, Inc. is based in Brgy. Ambalite, Pugo, La Union with the main objective to increase the awareness of the Filipinos to the potentials of bamboo and how it can help improve lives by providing basic knowledge and hands-on training that includes emphasizing and showcasing the full utilization of both the bamboo poles and shoots. CBDI now has a bamboo seedling nursery, a soon to be built hands-on training center, organic demonstration farm, pole processing center and charcoal processing operations.
Founded in December 2018 by Rene E. Cristobal and his family, CBDI has advocated the cultivation of bamboo plantations, rehabilitation of existing bamboo areas, and developing of new products; specifically bamboo charcoal (activated and non-activated) under their product line branded as BAMBU BLACK.
In terms of education, CBDI has developed a training program aiming to be one of the training providers and facilities for bamboo planting and processing in the country.