The study seeks to contribute to the sustainable management and use of the bamboo sector in Ethiopia. Its immediate objectives are: 1. To provide a picture of the supply and use patterns of highland and lowland bamboo; 2. To design an appropriate intervention model in support of increased income and employment benefits to those engaged […]
The study was principally designed to provide a thorough understanding of the rattan production-to-consumption system in Ghana. It was also to identify constraints in the sector and recommend possible development interventions that will transcend these constraints and ensure sustainable development of the sector to particularly, improve the livelihood of the rural stakeholders in the country. […]
The bamboo case study was conducted in various parts of the country with the aim of obtaining information on the bamboo production to consumption systems. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. The data covered aspects such as social and demographic factors of the various local communities, policy and legal issues, stakeholders’ analysis, constraints, […]
In Uganda, rattan has long been collected from natural forests for domestic use and for trading in local markets, with a small amount exported through unregulated channels. This study examines the production-to-consupmtion systems of sector and makes recommendations for improvement.
From May 1999 through November 1999, a study of the Abra bamboo production-to-consumption system was carried out. The study covered the 2 systems existing in Abra – one for round poles, and the other for crafts. The results are presented within the body of this report, problems and constraints to the systems are identified and […]
Bamboo is widely recognized as one of the most important non-timber forest resources because of the high socio-economic benefits from bamboo based products. Bamboo based products are widely used in housing, furniture, packing, transport and other fields. With the development of advanced processing technologies, the utilisation of bamboo-based construction materials has tended to replace the initially […]
Le métier de la production et de la commercialisation du rotin est bien établi en Asie. Il demeure un métier vibrant bien que très affecte par une sur exploitation de la ressource, un manque de disponibilité de la ressource, ainsi que par les coûts relatifs de la main d’œuvre entre les pays. Beaucoup moins est […]
The business of rattan production and trade is well established in Asia. It remains a vibrant business although one greatly affected by over-exploitation of the resource, resource scarcity and relative labour costs between countries. Far less is known about rattans in Africa, yet there is a potential to emulate the better aspects of Asian experience […]