Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) contribute to livelihoods of about 2 billion poorest of the rural and urban poor, and are among the most valuable plant resources for present and future food security. They provide food, fuel, medicine and incomes, and keep traditional knowledge alive. NTFPs have an important role in forests and – consequently – […]
While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, which provide specific details for measuring trees, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. This report provides the underlying principles and guidelines with regard to the following: application range, design, eligibility, silvicultural practices, selection of carbon pools, greenhouse gas emission […]
This report was produced as part of the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project to explore the market opportunities for bamboo and rattan products in Nepal.
In July 2012, the Canadian Federal Department of Environment awarded INBAR a new project working with communities in Ethiopia and Nepal to develop new technologies for storing, transporting, and filtering water resources. The project aims to scale up the use of local resources, such as bamboo, gravel and sand to alleviate the pressures caused by […]
The Malayalam translation of the INBAR publication: Transporting, Storing and Filtering Water Using Local Resources: A Design Manual.
This Working Paper explores how bamboos can help us a resource to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change by: absorbing and storing carbon; protecting forests and watersheds; insulating environments against extreme weather; providing low-cost, green housing and infrastructure; providing cleaner biofuels; providing renewable, sustainable resource for generating incomes; and increasing the range […]
With the financial assistance from the Common Fund for Commodities, through the execution of INBAR and the technical support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Nepal’s Department of Forest Research and Survey has been implementing the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project since 2005, with the overall objective of […]
An INBAR report on mainstreaming pro-poor livelihood opportunities with bamboo featuring case studies across Asia and Africa and a variety of products.
In 2003, an action research-based development programme using local bamboos for benefitting poor rural communities in the Konkan Division in Maharashtra State, India, was set up by INBAR in partnership with CIBART. This publication describes how the initiatives at the Konkan Action Research Site (ARS) first seeded and then nurtured growth. It analyses how the […]
Over the past decade since INBAR became the International Commodity Body for Bamboo and Rattan of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), INBAR has pioneered the establishment of a number of CFC-funded value chain projects in bamboo and rattan in Asia and Africa that show real improvements in the incomes generated by the producers within […]