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Using Bamboo for a Sustainable Bioeconomy in Africa Contributing to food security in Sub-Saharan Africa through harnessing productivity and efficiency gains in the whole biomass-producing, processing, and trading system. The film below offers an insight into the diverse research activities of BiomassWeb in Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
BiomassWeb DDRD Project – Bamboo for Fodder The Bamboo project demonstrates the potential of bamboo leaves to be used as fodder for livestock in Ghana. Bamboo leaves are evergreen and are higher in nutrient contents particularly crude protein compared to the traditional livestock fodder such as grasses and tree leaves.
Bamboo and rattan are strategic resource for sustainable development, but more work is needed to unlock their full potential and help them contribute to poverty alleviation, climate change mitigation, biodiversity protection, land restoration, disaster-resilient construction and green economic growth: BARC is the first international, policy-focused dialogue and knowledge-sharing platform about bamboo and rattan. It is […]
INBAR Director-General, Dr. Hans Friederich: explorer and bamboo enthusiast Read the full story here
Bicycles, houses, pipes and gas – bamboo was a key strategic material emphasized at the Global Science, Technology and Innovation conference in Brussels. 24 October 2017 – Organised by a number of leading technological research institutes, the Global Science, Technology and Innovation conferences, ‘GSTIC’, are annual events that bring together people from science, tech and […]
At INBAR, every day is ‘bamboo day’. Today (18 September) marks World Bamboo Day, and provides us with a chance to reflect on bamboo’s importance. As well as being an integral, ancient part of cultures around the world, bamboo is also a very strategic tool for rural development. This has been INBAR’s focus since our […]
18th September is World Bamboo Day. This versatile plant with its numerous uses supports livelihoods, biodiversity and climate change action. Did you know
The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, and China’s State Forestry Administration were among several co-organisers of this important side event at UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP13 Pictured: “I am convinced about bamboo, but we still have a way to go to convince many others” – Paola Agostini, World […]
Kenya is the latest INBAR Member State to take more action in bamboo and rattan standardisation INBAR Member state Kenya, represented by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), has officially joined ISO/TC 296 as a Participating member. ISO/TC 296 is a Technical Committee established under the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It works to standardise the terminology, specifications […]
Second Plenary Meeting of ISO Technical Committee 296—Bamboo and Rattan launched on 22 August 2017 in Jakarta. The second Plenary Meeting of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 296—Bamboo and Rattan (ISO/TC 296 PM) was launched on 22 August 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hosted by the National Standardisation Agency of Indonesia (BSN), […]
In 2017, Ghana changed its role from an observer to a Participating member of ISO TC 296. This change in status was effected with INBAR’s support, and promises exciting developments for bamboo and rattan standards over the next few years. ISO TC 296 is a Technical Committee established under the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It works […]
Ghana is the present leader in the West Africa region in terms of bamboo and rattan sector development, and second only to Ethiopia in Africa as a whole. This brief reflects on the experiences and lessons gained through INBAR’s work in Ghana to foster development of a bamboo and rattan sector that contributes to the […]