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 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 […]
Bamboo is widely recognized as one of the most important non-timber forest resources because of the high socio-economic benefits from bamboo based products. Bamboo based products are widely used in housing, furniture, packing, transport and other fields. With the development of advanced processing technologies, the utilisation of bamboo-based construction materials has tended to replace the initially […]
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 […]
Latin America is the richest region of the Americas in terms of the diversity and number of woody bamboo species. Twenty genera and 429 species of woody bamboos are distributed from north-western Mexico to southern Chile. A listing of native woody bamboo species by country is provided in this work.
In the Indian forestry sector, bamboo is the most important sub-sector. Forests, in India, being in the state list of subjects for long time, and in the last two decades, there has been a drastic change in forest policy and the orientation of forest management in India. In the light of these changes in national policy, […]
The proposed study is an integral part of the strategic agenda set by INBAR to conduct a series of research on bamboo economy in major production and trade countries through effective collaboration with local research partners. Aiming to give a thorough investigation on the subject of the Chinese bamboo product trade, it will collect and […]
This socioeconomic study of the bamboo sector in Costa Rica. This sector is extremely small, and its development depends on the specific politics that the current governments adopts, particularly in relation to housing which is one of the most viable uses of bamboo in the country.
In this research three discrete factors were explored in order to discover possible approaches to the development of this abundant natural resource. The three factors were: the contribution of advanced technology and improved treatment methods to improve bamboo’s material performance; the appropriate use of human resources through the application of appropriate technology; and the introduction […]
From May 1999 through November 1999, a study of the Abra bamboo production-to-consumption system was carried out. The study covered the 2 systems existing in Abra – one for round poles, and the other for crafts. The results are presented within the body of this report, problems and constraints to the systems are identified and […]