This socioeconomic study of the bamboo sector in Costa Rica. This sector is extremely small, and its development depends on the specific politics that the current governments adopts, particularly in relation to housing which is one of the most viable uses of bamboo in the country.
The proposed study is an integral part of the strategic agenda set by INBAR to conduct a series of research on bamboo economy in major production and trade countries through effective collaboration with local research partners. Aiming to give a thorough investigation on the subject of the Chinese bamboo product trade, it will collect and […]
In the Indian forestry sector, bamboo is the most important sub-sector. Forests, in India, being in the state list of subjects for long time, and in the last two decades, there has been a drastic change in forest policy and the orientation of forest management in India. In the light of these changes in national policy, […]
Latin America is the richest region of the Americas in terms of the diversity and number of woody bamboo species. Twenty genera and 429 species of woody bamboos are distributed from north-western Mexico to southern Chile. A listing of native woody bamboo species by country is provided in this work.
This study was designed to produce a regional distribution map of all species of woody bamboos occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia). Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 998 individual bamboo […]
An International Workshop on Bamboo and Rattan was jointly carried out by the two provinces in April 12-22, 2000 in Haikou (Hainan) and Kunming (Yunnan), the workshop organizers, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). It aimed at promoting bamboo and rattan in both provinces, where […]
One of the most remarkable and successful attempt to revive bamboo housing, albeit with modern aspects, happened in Costa Rica. Dr Jorge Gutiérrez, who has been actively involved in the Costa Rican project, was invited by INBAR to examine the present day relevance of the traditional bamboo housing construction in Latin America. The result of […]
This 140-page bamboo manual covers a very wide range of topics but features the outlines of the 18 seminar topics as presented by Dr. Jules Janssen. His outlines are detailed with accompanying calculations. There are also articles and recipes on cooking with bamboo, bamboo on the internet, bamboo in Hawaii, the bamboo flowering cycle, and […]
To reflect the importance of rattan as a non-timber forest product (NTFP), this study was commissioned to the Limbe Botanic Garden by INBAR. The major objective was a) to study the Production-to-Consumption System (PCS) of the rattan sector in Cameroon, b) to identify problems faced by various actors and c) to identify development interventions for […]