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This report’s objective is to implement live cycle analyses (LCA) for selected bamboo-based products from cradle to gate in Viet Nam to unlock bamboo’s potential as a key resource against climate change. It analyses material flows, carbon emissions and storage in bamboo-based production. The results will contribute to policy development by providing policy options for […]
This manual aims to support people who work in bamboo forestry with the propagation of Lung bamboo using offset planting. The manual offers step-by-step guidelines for the selection of sites for Lung clump mother plants, techniques for detaching offset planting, planting, maintenance and protection. This research was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan […]
This Working Paper looks to understand the importance of ecosystem services from bamboo-dominated forests in Colombia’s coffee region, and how they might be affected by different land uses and management.
This report analyses relevant complementary policies in Ethiopia to assess their potential for integration with bamboo development, and lays out opportunities and challenges for the sector. [July – This report has been temporarily removed pending ongoing revisions.]
This study critically analyses policies and programmes of Ghana’s forestry, environment, agriculture, energy, trade and employment sectors, to establish their links or potential links with the bamboo sector.
INBAR ha desarrollado el Sistema de Registro y Monitoreo de Bambú, que consiste en un conjunto de aplicativos móviles y en línea para facilitar la generación de información georreferenciada de la distribución de diferentes especies de bambú en un área dada. Con el propósito de validar la herramienta en América Latina y contribuir a la […]
INBAR has developed the Bamboo Survey and Monitoring System (BSMS), consisting of a set of mobile and online applications to facilitate the generation of geo-referenced information regarding bamboo distribution and diversity in a given area. This system was developed by the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR), a flagship programme of INBAR. This report […]
Bamboo forests have provided humans with certain ecosystem services for many years. An ecosystem assessment of bamboo forests can raise awareness of their importance to policymakers, investors and local communities. However, a lack of common methodological approach and tools has hampered clear ecosystem service assessments of bamboo forests in the past. This report aims to fill […]
This Working Paper analyses the bamboo stocks present in Vietnam, using remote-sensing methodology. The assessment finds that there are 1.5 million hectares of pure and mixed bamboo forest in Vietnam, accounting for over 10% of the country’s total forest area and 5% of the total country area. This assessment was conducted as part of the Global Assessment […]
East Africa has abundant bamboo resources. Understanding the physical and mechanical properties of these bamboos is crucial for developing appropriate value chains. Under the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, bamboo resource assessments were undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, using remote sensing technology and market and value-chain studies.