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Bamboo, People and the Environment – Volume 4: Socio-economics and Culture. Proceedings of the Vth International Bamboo Workshop and the IV International Bamboo Congress. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 19-22 June 1995.
The most endearing aspect of bamboo from the point of view of utility, perhaps, is that it comes almost ready-to-use. It could very well be that because of this singular feature, bamboo today is a much overexploited plant. The acute shortage, at least in some parts of the bamboo world, of raw materials has forced […]
Two INBAR Consultations, organized as part of the work of the Production Working Group (the first on identification of priority species and the second on constraints to production), had emphasized the need for genetic enhancement of both bamboo and rattan. As a result, an Expert Consultation was organized by INBAR and co-sponsored by FORTIP (FAO/UNDP […]
The status of rattans and rattan inventory in India is discussed briefly. The Kerala Forest Research Institute, as part of a research program is funded by IDRC, Canada, is currently involved in developing appropriate inventory methods for rattans. Based on these studies, various constraints in the design and execution of rattan inventory are discussed. The […]
This paper lays out a framework for assessing the opportunities to make improvements in existing bamboo and rattan production-to-consumption systems. It considers the dynamics of such systems, as groups of people move from the most elementary “hunting and gathering” systems to more intensive production and processing systems that result in increased incomes and value added […]
The UNDP/FAO Regional Project on Improved Productivity of Man-Made Forests through Application of Technological Advances in Tree Breeding and Propagation (FORTIP) has highlighted rattan as a candidate for attention regarding sustainable production. The report which follows focuses on considerations essential to any such network activities which might emerge.
The IDRC has once again taken the initiative, through INBAR, to promote development in rattan and bamboo. It is now in the process of preparing manuals on several topics on rattan and bamboo. One such manual is that on rattan nursery technology – the scope of this publication. A Guide to the Cultivation of Rattan has […]
A major drawback with bamboo is that it is not durable against wood degrading organisms. Thus, most bamboos used for structural purposes in rural and tribal housing deteriorate in a couple of years, putting heavy pressure on the resource, owing to increased demands for frequent replacements. This adversely affects the supplies of bamboo, even in […]
A Consultative Meeting on methodology for trials of bamboo and rattan was held 23-25 February 1994 at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia at Serdang, Selangor. The objectives of the Meeting were to recommend to INBAR what can be done to promote the concept of regional trials of species and provenances and to develop a standardised methodology which […]
The Research Advisory Group of INBAR, meeting in December 1993, noted that two areas relating to production of bamboo and rattan needed in-depth assessment. These were propagation and supply of planting materials and the sustainable management of natural stands. As a result, the INBAR Production Working Group and the Secretariat organised a research consultation in […]