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Volume 1 Issue 1: Bamboo, Rattan and Sustainable Development The first issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update looks at bamboo and rattan for sustainable development. The issue features articles from a number of key experts in the field of bamboo’s research and use, from the 1950s onwards, including: Professor Walter Liese, ‘the grandfather of bamboo’, […]
Although the bamboo sector can contribute enormously towards ensuring sustainable development in Cameroon, information on the policy and legal framework governing the bamboo sector are limited. This paper analyses the current policies and/or programmes on thematic areas such as forestry, environment, landscape restoration, bio-energy, and rural employment, relevant to the development of the bamboo sector […]
This paper provides an analysis of the bamboo value chain (BVC) in Ghana and its potential to contribute to the transformation of the economy. Data were collected from resource owners, managers, collectors, processors, marketers and users of bamboo and institutions associated with bamboo in five regions of Ghana (Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, Central and Western). […]
This manual provides basic information about the development of bamboo resources through agroforestry systems in Ghana. The manual seeks to increase public awareness of how this important natural resource can be integrated easily and successfully with food crops. Practical guidelines for cultivating and sustainably managing bamboo species are offered to help farmers derive maximum outputs […]
This study reviews existing literature on bamboo resource assessment and obtains field-based measurements of sampled bamboo stands to determine the structural characteristics and ecological variation of bamboo in five regions of Ghana, namely the Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western and Western North regions. The aim is to enable proper planning to inform decision-making and policies for […]