This policy brief is intended to inform regional and national policymakers, private sector actors, and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo resources into charcoal for renewable energy in West Africa. It provides some successful case studies of the use of bamboo for charcoal production, and its contribution to sustainable livelihoods, in several communities […]
This policy brief is intended to inform a range of stakeholders, including national and regional policymakers, private sector actors and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo into pellets for renewable energy in West Africa.
Volume 2 Issue 2: Out of the Woods? The Future of Rattan Soane Britain’s Lulu Lytle traces the journey of rattan from tropical forests to Titanic furniture, as it becomes a sought-after material for furniture in western markets; GreenBone CEO Lorenzo Pradella analyses how rattan bone replacement could reshape the future of bone surgeries; and Professor Terry Sunderland considers […]
The report aims to present and summarise the timber regulations applicable in different jurisdictions, analyse their impact on the trade of bamboo and bamboo products, and identify possible opportunities for facilitating the commercialisation of bamboo and its derived products.
El objetivo del presente estudio es contribuir a la incorporación y uso del bambú en sistemas silvopastoriles en Colombia a partir de un análisis costo-beneficio de los sistemas ganaderos y el desarrollo de lineamientos de política. Esto permitirá una mejor gestión del recurso bambú y del manejo de los sistemas ganaderos buscando siempre la sostenibilidad […]
The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change mitigation potential of implementing sustainable forest management in the indigenous bamboo forests in Kenya. It was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).
This Working Paper provides an overview of the bioeconomic potential, technology options and opportunities of bamboo for bioenergy production. As such, this report aims to support relevant decision-makers and the bamboo sector stakeholders in their understanding of the potential and challenges of bamboo to meet key requirements towards the development of sustainable bioenergy supply chains. […]
Volume 2 Issue 3: ‘Bamboo: Fibre of the Future’ From plastic cups to PVC, straws to wind turbine blades… bamboo is fast becoming a feasible replacement for a number of materials. This issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update explores some of the latest bamboo innovations, and how countries can do more to develop this ‘fibre of […]