International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Bamboo and Rattan Update

Bamboo and Rattan Update  Volume 1 Issue 1 is now online

The first issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update looks at bamboo and rattan for sustainable development. The issue features articles from a number of key experts in the field of bamboo’s research and use, from the 1950s onwards, including:

Professor Walter Liese, ‘the grandfather of bamboo’, on 70 years of development in bamboo research;

Professor Fei Benhua, Executive Director General of the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan, on China’s bamboo innovations;

Ximena Londoño, Colombian botanist, on her work, her ‘bamboo paradise’, and why bamboo could be so important for her country;

News, reviews and analyses from the bamboo sector around the world, and updates from INBAR’s project work.

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About Bamboo and Rattan Update

Bamboo and Rattan Update is a magazine dedicated to sharing the latest high-quality research and news about the bamboo and rattan sector. It is published by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR).

Bamboo and rattan are two of the world’s most valuable non-timber forest products. These plants can be a critical part of more sustainable development. Bamboo and Rattan Update provides a platform for policy makers, researchers and development practitioners to showcase their news, research and activities from across the world.

Established in 2020, Bamboo and Rattan Update publishes four times a year, in March, June, September and December. The editorial team welcomes submissions on a range of topical, fresh topics with an emphasis on sustainable development, including:

  • Key messages on bamboo and rattan’s contribution to the SDGs;
  • Summaries of conferences or events about bamboo and rattan across the world;
  • Best practices, pilot projects and profiles of successful initiatives, companies and people which are using bamboo and rattan in new ways, scaling up their use, or raising awareness;
  • New research and applications into bamboo and rattan’s uses, with a focus on sustainable development initiatives.

Authors wishing to submit content should send a 100-summary of their intended article to bru-magazine@inbar.int. Authors must bear in mind the editorial guidelines when preparing their submission.