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.
This book explores contemporary design of bamboo products, and their relation to sustainability. It outlines the concept of sustainability and the basics of the bamboo plant, before delving into processing resources, infrastructure, and the various products bamboo is used to make.
A report written by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), INBAR and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The study broadly aims at establishing a pilot model for an integrated approach of remote sensing and GIS, and tests its utility in Mozambique for livelihoods development. The information from this report can be […]
The report is targeted towards any stakeholder in the bamboo or wood production chain that wants to get a better understanding of the environmental sustainability of bamboo materials compared to alternatives. The environmental assessment also provides insight in the impact of each step in the production process on the overall environmental sustainability of a material. […]
This publication examines the effect that the introduction of bamboo incense stick production as a livelihood option has had in the employment and income levels of women in the rural subsistence economy of Tripura, India. The interventions by TRIBAC have resulted in: employment generation, enhanced income, increased production, and growths in opportunity.
In recent years, increased consumer interest in corporate social accountability and environmental standards has encouraged the development of certification schemes for commodities, reassuring consumers and offering potential price premiums to commodity producers. On April 2, 2009, an international workshop on the Opportunities and Challenges of Certification for Commodities Harvested/Extracted by the Rural Poor was held. […]
As the effect our actions have on the global and local environment becomes increasingly apparent, we are better equipped with both evidence and resources to change our patterns of developments that these are sustainable in the long run. The bamboo sector in Southern China has brought great economic gains and rapid development to rural and […]