This manual explains the various post-harvest treatment and preservation methods that can be applied to bamboo culms to increase their lifespan and durability. The manual serves as a guide to assist artisans, harvesters, bamboo retailers and other actors in the bamboo value chain in preparing and treating bamboo culms for product development.
This study assesses the overall feeding value of bamboo fodder as a substitute for natural pasture hay from the basal diet of lactating high-grade cows following experimental trials conducted between November and February 2020 in Ethiopia.
This manual provides basic information and knowledge about bamboo production and availability in Ethiopia, nutritive values of bamboo fodder species, bamboo fodder best bet management practices, improved bamboo fodder feeding packages for ruminant livestock, health management of animals feeding on bamboo fodder species and research gaps of bamboo fodder production.
The utilisation of bamboo as a bioenergy source in Africa is still underutilised despite covering 7.2 million hectares of land. This working paper has two main goals; the first one is to provide technical background about the different technologies that can be used to generate bioenergy from bamboo and to present some relevant success stories […]
The aim of this Working Paper is to provide guidelines for private investors on how to effectively plan a bamboo bioenergy project in Africa. The second main objective is to explain to African policymakers why they should consider bamboo bioenergy as an important sustainable development topic and to provide them with guidelines on starting an […]
Understanding the ecosystem services from bamboo forests can increase awareness of their importance to policymakers and local communities. This report reviews existing literature and case studies to provide a clear understanding of the different dimensions of bamboo forest ecosystem services, and the ways in which they can be harnessed. This research was carried out by the […]
This study presents the potential of bamboo for climate change mitigation in Ethiopia. It was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), and in partnership with the Forest Resources Assessment and Monitoring Directorate of the Environment, Forest and Climate […]
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. […]