INBAR Member since 2019
- The Kingdom of Cambodia joined INBAR on 1 November 2019.
- Cambodia's designated focal point with INBAR is the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).
- According to data provided by MAFF, four genera of bamboo are recorded: Bambusa, Arundinaria, Dendrocalamus and Gigantochloa. Bamboos are used for a variety of purposes, including as construction material, handicrafts, souvenirs, and for household applications. Eighteen species of rattan have been recorded. Rattan has been used for centuries by local communities for food, traditional medicines, construction materials and furniture.
- Bamboo and rattan are scattered in the natural forest areas, especially in northeast and coastal areas of the country. According to data provided by MAFF, in 2014, there were 130,678 hectares of bamboo forest, a big decrease from 387,400 hectares in 1960.
- While bamboo is widely used for household applications, the bamboo industry in Cambodia is mainly limited to household and small enterprise production.
- (Note: Data about bamboo and rattan resources is from a presentation made by participants from the focal point ministry MAFF who attended an INBAR training programme in 2017)