In 2002, INBAR set up an Action Research Site (ARS) in Tripura, India to develop bamboo processing and production techniques that utilize local resources for the establishment of rural enterprise. Since 2005, the programme has focused primarily on high value-added incense stick production, training poor, marginalized rural women to hand-roll incense paste (masala) onto bamboo […]
In Tripura, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002 has successfully developed technology for coiled bamboo handicrafts that enables rural artisans to engage in high valueadded production. The technology uses simple hand tools, processing machines and jigs to produce unique handicraft pieces with aesthetically pleasing finishes. At the local level, the Tripura Bamboo and […]
This report explores bamboo sector challenges and forest tenure issues in seven developing countries. Forest tenure is explored because in most countries there are no specific tenure systems for bamboo, which despite its importance to local livelihoods, has long been seen as a less important species than timber, which generates more revenue. The report finds […]
Despite the potential of bamboo as a fast growing renewable resource, the market for bamboo products in the West is still relatively small. There has hardly been any research on the commercialization of bamboo products from the perspective of consuming regions in the West, such as the European Union. Literature search and qualitative analysis of […]
The Malayalam translation of the INBAR publication: Transporting, Storing and Filtering Water Using Local Resources: A Design Manual.
As the main output of a gender-specific field case study conducted in Yunan province, China, this paper provides a preliminary review and analysis of bamboo as both a forest resource and a livelihood means for rural people from the perspective of gender.