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Information on such local technologies, however, is restricted, localized and largely unpublished, and hence not easily accessible to other interested groups. This publication, although by no means exhaustive, is intended to fill this gap and help in the wider dissemination of the knowledge for the benefit of the rural poor, particularly women who are generally […]
These proceedings of the workshop held 15-17 May, 1996 in Pokhara, Nepal focus on the roles of three important non-timber forest products – bamboo, rattan and medicinal plant – in the development of mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and beyond.
Grading in particular is a crucial step in trading of natural products like rattan for optimum realization of its value. The adoption of proper grading rules will also ensure conservation of the resource base and maximization of benefits to all concerned. This report presents a model for grading rules, providing basic knowledge to small scale […]
Rattan is one of the important minor forest products in South China, especially in Hainan, Yunnan, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, China has a substantial rattan based cottage and furniture making industry which employs 70,000 people, mostly in the south of the country. Nearly two thirds of the requirement of cane is imported from other cane […]
The richness of bamboo flora of the New World has been virtually unknown until very recently, in spite of large number of bamboo species. It is estimated that in the Americas, there are 46 genera and approximately 515 species of bamboo, both woody and herbaceous, extending from the United States to Chile. Most of the […]
The study highlights the major characteristics, potentials and constraints of the bamboo-based Agarbathi (incense stick) industry in South India. For the benefit of the government policy makers and industry, the policy and socio-economic issues prevailing in this sector are also reviewed and areas for suitable interventions identified. Although this study is based on information collected from […]
Bamboo, People and the Environment – Volume 1: Propagation and Management. Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Workshop and the IV International Bamboo Congress. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 June 1995.
Bamboo, People and the Environment – Volume 2: Biodiversity and Genetic Conservation. Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Workshop and the IV International Bamboo Congress. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 June 1995.
Bamboo, People and the Environment – Volume 3: Engineering and Utilization (part 1). Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Workshop and the IV International Bamboo Congress. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 June 1995.