Proceedings of the Conference on Charcoal and Communities in Africa. Maputo, Mozambique. 16-18 June 2008. The conference brought together stakeholders from different constituencies and provided an opportunity to learn about different aspects of the charcoal continuum, i.e. household energy, livelihoods, supply chains, deforestation vs. sustainable production, carbon emissions, health, and policies. In addition to a […]
In the Workshop twenty international and Chinese speakers presented their papers. About 30 papers in English or in Chinese were shared on the workshop on the bamboo resource management and utilization. This proceedings are a compilation of the part of the papers presented at the workshop by the participants for disseminating the knowledge to a […]
Bamboo has a long history as a building material in many parts of the world. It is light, strong and easy to grow. In spite of these advantages, it is widely perceived as a temporary, poor man’s material. However, with careful specification and design, safe, secure and durable bamboo shelter is achievable at a price […]
The business of rattan production and trade is well established in Asia. It remains a vibrant business although one greatly affected by over-exploitation of the resource, resource scarcity and relative labour costs between countries. Far less is known about rattans in Africa, yet there is a potential to emulate the better aspects of Asian experience […]
Le métier de la production et de la commercialisation du rotin est bien établi en Asie. Il demeure un métier vibrant bien que très affecte par une sur exploitation de la ressource, un manque de disponibilité de la ressource, ainsi que par les coûts relatifs de la main d’œuvre entre les pays. Beaucoup moins est […]
In recent years, increased consumer interest in corporate social accountability and environmental standards has encouraged the development of certification schemes for commodities, reassuring consumers and offering potential price premiums to commodity producers. On April 2, 2009, an international workshop on the Opportunities and Challenges of Certification for Commodities Harvested/Extracted by the Rural Poor was held. […]
Bamboo, People and the Environment – Volume 4: Socio-economics and Culture. Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Workshop and the IV International Bamboo Congress. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 June 1995.