Organización Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán

Organización Internacional del Bambú y el Ratán


Sustainable Management of Tropical Sympodial Bamboo Resources

Sustainable Management of Tropical Sympodial Bamboo Resources

Yunnan Province, located in the southwest of China, has the country’s richest bamboo biodiversity, with over 250 bamboo species belonging to 29 genera.  With its tropical climate, Yunnan hosts a wide range of tropical sympodial bamboo species including economically important bamboo species such as Dendrocalamas sinicus, D. giganteus, D. brandisii, Bambusa vulgaris, and B. Chungii.  Importantly, there are a number of research institutes in Yunnan focusing on resource development and value addition of sympodial bamboo resources.

Many African, Asian and Latin American countries host tropical or sympodial bamboo species. The experiences and knowledge of Yunnan is applicable to most bamboo-growing countries.

This online workshop is organised by INBAR in partnership with the China Yunnan Academy of Forest and Grassland. It will take place over three days: 14-16 December, at 20:00 – 22:30 (Beijing time, GMT+8).


To enable trainees to master basic technologies for commercial/industrial sympodial bamboo nursery, plantation and matured forest development and management, and bamboo utilisation for timber, energy and fibre purposes.


14 December

    • Introduction to fine tropical sympodial bamboo species for timber
    • Tropical sympodial bamboo shoot forest sustainable management


15 December

    • Nursery practice for potential tropical sympodial bamboo species
    • Plantation establishment and maintenance for tropical sympodial bamboo


16 December

    • Tropical sympodial bamboo timber forest sustainable management
    • Final exam and evaluation


Application Process:

You can register to join this course here.