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As a first step in defining a Southeast Asia-wide agenda for rattan-based development, the INBAR with its partners held a workshop in June 2015. This consultation brought together key stakeholders in the rattan development community to discuss and reach a common understanding of Asia region-wide issues and challenges to rattan-based development. Participants discussed the framework […]
This brochure gives a summary of IFAD's support to bamboo development as an engine to improve rural livelihoods from 1997 to 2015. Bamboo value chains for income and food security: Solutions for smallholder farmers and producers as businesses; empowering rural women; supporting their roles in agriculture; supporting country leadership for national development; addressing climate change; and […]
The INBAR-implemented Bamboo Biodiversity Project was one of eighteen projects under the umbrella of the 2007 – 2010 EU-China Biodiversity Programme. Working in the commercially-important Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso bamboo) and endangered Qiongzhuea tumidinodia (Qiong bamboo) forests, the project developed a series of management methods that maintain high levels of biodiversity in the forests, whilst enabling […]
Bamboo housing present common deficiencies and risks, so this document strives to make it possible to define the problems related to this kind of housing and their effects, in order to provide effective solutitons to the process of adaptation to climate change and to reduce or eliminate traumatic effects for users. This document, which is […]
In 2003, INBAR and Utthan took the initiative to review progress of a project which used bamboo for the environmental and socio-economic rehabilitation of villages devastated by brick mining, and presented it in a report entitled “Greening Red Earth”. Ten years on, and with land degradation seemingly an even more pressing concern, INBAR and Utthan […]
Bamboos are widely distributed in Nepal and can be an important source of income for rural livelihoods. This publication reviews an INBAR- and ITTO-led project which showed women how to plant and manage bamboo resources, as well as create value-added products. The project resulted in women’s enhanced capacity to manufacture bamboo products, which in turn […]
A report of the China Sustainable Bamboo Enterprise Programme, which ran from 2009 to 2017 in response to the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 in Sichuan province, China.