SCA is a major consumer of rattan

The government of India has recognized that, as a crop, rattan can provide people living in poverty "with a sustainable way out of poverty, a stable source of income for growing range of micro, small and medium sized enterprises." An article on their website lists the SCA as a consumer of the crop.

The article describes rattan, its cultivation and uses, including as a source for martial arts weapons, and suggests how it might become a profitable crop for millions.