14 August 2020 ─ INBAR’s West Africa Regional Office in Ghana is training community bamboo harvesters in the country as part of activities to promote sustainable management and harvesting of Ghana’s bamboo resources under the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Development Programme. The training aims at equipping bamboo harvesters with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure […]
23 April 2020 – The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) will establish a new Task Force on Sustainable Bamboo Management. INBAR’s specialised Task Forces, including the Construction Task Force and the Rattan Task Force, consist of groups of key experts from all over the world who work together on specific objectives such as standards […]
INBAR has published a complete manual for the sustainable management of clumping bamboo, including easy-to-follow step-by step guides to site and species selection, planting, transportation and harvesting. The report can be downloaded from the INBAR resource library for free, as can all of INBAR’s publications. “This manual provides the most comprehensive set of guidelines yet […]
10 December 2019 – This article is a collaboration between the CGIAR Research Programme on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) was originally published on the CGIAR-FTA website here on 5 December, 2019. Across many rural and peri-urban areas in West Africa, a large proportion of households rely on charcoal or fuel wood as the main […]
30 August 2019 – Following last year’s successful training, 26 August saw the launch of a month-long Product Development Training Course co-organised by INBAR through the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Development Programme, The Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and the Ghanaian Government. The Inter Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme, funded by the International Fund for […]
Now in its fourth month, the Inter-Africa Livelihood Development programme is already making important progress across Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Madagascar. About the project: The Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme aims to improve the incomes, livelihoods and climate change adaptive capacities of African smallholder farmers, women and youth, by increasing their participation in […]
PRESS RELEASE: NEW SINO-AFRICA PROJECT BOOSTS DEVELOPMENT BAMBOO FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new project will help develop the bamboo sectors in a number of African countries, using experience from China. Beijing, China, 25 June 2018 (INBAR) – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) today launched a […]
The annual Beijing-based training for bamboo and rattan development begins 8 June 2018 – The Seminar on Bamboo and Rattan for Poverty Alleviation and Social Development for Developing Countries 2018 opened today in Beijing, China. The seminar, which is funded by China’s Ministry of Commerce and run by INBAR and the International Bamboo and Rattan […]
Using Bamboo for a Sustainable Bioeconomy in Africa Contributing to food security in Sub-Saharan Africa through harnessing productivity and efficiency gains in the whole biomass-producing, processing, and trading system. The film below offers an insight into the diverse research activities of BiomassWeb in Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
BiomassWeb DDRD Project – Bamboo for Fodder The Bamboo project demonstrates the potential of bamboo leaves to be used as fodder for livestock in Ghana. Bamboo leaves are evergreen and are higher in nutrient contents particularly crude protein compared to the traditional livestock fodder such as grasses and tree leaves.
Bicycles, houses, pipes and gas – bamboo was a key strategic material emphasised at the Global Science, Technology and Innovation conference in Brussels. 24 October 2017 – Organised by a number of leading technological research institutes, the Global Science, Technology and Innovation conferences, ‘GSTIC’, are annual events that bring together people from science, tech and […]
The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, and China’s State Forestry Administration were among several co-organisers of this important side event at UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP13 Pictured: “I am convinced about bamboo, but we still have a way to go to convince many others” – Paola Agostini, World […]