Ghana is the present leader in West Africa in terms of bamboo and rattan sector development. This brief shares the experiences and lessons learned through INBAR's work in Ghana to foster coordinated, multi-stakeholder-led development of a bamboo and rattan sector that contributes to the achievement of broader national and global sustainable development goals.
This brochure gives a summary of IFAD's support to bamboo development as an engine to improve rural livelihoods from 1997 to 2015. Bamboo value chains for income and food security: Solutions for smallholder farmers and producers as businesses; empowering rural women; supporting their roles in agriculture; supporting country leadership for national development; addressing climate change; and […]
This brochure introduces the first phase of the Dutch-Sino East Africa Development Programme, which leveraged Chinese and Dutch expertise in bamboo value chain development, product design, marketing and standardisation to help develop East Africa’s bamboo sector for green economic growth, trade and poverty reduction.
In Ecuador bamboo is an abundant material that has traditionally been used over the centuries in both formal and informal housing in the coastal regions. Bamboo can be used to build very sustainable, low-cost structures for formal housing. When bamboo structures are well designed and well built, they can be used as earthquake-resistant housing, as […]
The Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) commissioned INBAR to conduct a feasibility assessment of the opportunities for bamboo and its utilisation in Sarawak. This study presents the findings of the assessment. The report also assesses the feasibility of developing carbon credit trading for the proposed plantations as an additional source of financing. Finally, the study […]
This book contains a global atlas of all known species of bamboos and rattans. It has been produced to accompany the World Checklist of Bamboos and Rattan (Vorontsova et al. 2016) and should be used in conjunction with that volume. For general information about bamboos and rattans, please see the introductory section of the World […]
This book contains a global checklist of all known species of bamboos and rattans. It is an authoritative source of information on accepted species of bamboos and rattans, the correct names that should be applied to them, and the incorrect names that should not be used. It has been compiled from expert data sources, edited […]