The multilateral development organization
of 41 Member States.
For the promotion of bamboo and rattan.
Bamboo & rattan for inclusive and green development
  • IUFRO Regional Congress 2016

    The Congress aims at reaching a common understanding about the status and trends of forests. 

  • Sino-Dutch agreement for Bamboo in Africa

    Formal signing of an agreement between INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aimed at developing the bamboo sector in East Africa, over the next three years.

  • New standards for bamboo and rattan

    New standards for bamboo, rattan and derived products will boost international trade and improve quality for consumers.

  • A 21st century building material

    Bamboo has a critical role to play in the provision of safe, sustainable and affordable housing, according to leading construction experts. 

  • Earthquake-resilient buildings

    In Nepal and Ecuador, many are recognising the benefits of harnessing bamboo for post-earthquake recovery efforts.

  • Bamboo's potential in Africa

    Bamboo is attracting increasing interest in Africa. Decision makers should take note. 

  • Reversing land degradation

    Can Ethiopia harness its ample bamboo resources to reverse land degradation and boost local economies?

  • Post-disaster housing

    In post-earthquake Nepal, bamboo offers an affordable, durable and sustainable solution to the country's housing crisis.

  • Climate-smart communities

    A new initiative in China's Guizhou Province is harnessing bamboo to shield communities from the negative effects of climate change.



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