A key issue in the profitability of bamboo plantations is the productivity that can be expected. This working paper summarises the accessible published information. The evidence is scant and contradictory. Consequently it is difficult to reach conclusive findings. However the working paper finds that the biomass of bamboo differs from that of tree crops by […]
This study aims to identify the importance of bamboo supply to sustain sericulture as an industry and the necessity to overcome problems in quality, quantity and sustenance of smooth supply of raw material for manufacture of equipment to the silk industry and find out ways and means to overcome problems of artisans, silk farmers and […]
INBAR was involved in an active research programme to develop new food products from bamboo shoots. The objective of the research programme is to stimulate new uses of bamboo shoots in existing markets and to assist developing food security in food-poor areas.
This report is an extensive examination of the production-to-consumption system of rattan in southern Nigeria.
This study was designed to produce global overview and regional distribution maps of all rattan species occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia) and Africa. Qualitative data on distribution of rattans were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 610 individual […]
This study was designed to produce regional distribution maps of all species of woody bamboos occurring in Africa; North, Central and South America. Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 378 individual bamboo species and subspecies, and 32 genera of Bambuseae […]
Proceedings of International Seminar, ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction: An Alternative and Supplement to Metal Scaffolds’, 11 May 2002, Hong Kong. In order to sustain the use of bamboo scaffolds in Hong Kong, and also to promote their use in countries with plentiful plantations across the globe, we believe it is important to formalize their […]
This is a book about the culture, resouces, cultivation and utilization of China’s bamboo. It draws relevant knowledge from historical works on bamboos, absorbs recent achievements of bamboo research in China and other countries, and is bases on first-hand data from the editors’ own research and exploitation. This book is applicable to students of agriculture and […]
Bamboo can be be sustainably utilized without destroying the ecological environment. This is a special disadvantage all woody plants lack. But compared with wood, bamboo displays a few disadvantages such as smaller diameter, hollow stem with thinner wall, and larger taper, which bring many problems and difficulties for bamboo utilization. Bamboo articles, which are made […]