The UNDP/FAO Regional Project on Improved Productivity of Man-Made Forests through Application of Technological Advances in Tree Breeding and Propagation (FORTIP) has highlighted rattan as a candidate for attention regarding sustainable production. The report which follows focuses on considerations essential to any such network activities which might emerge.
The IDRC has once again taken the initiative, through INBAR, to promote development in rattan and bamboo. It is now in the process of preparing manuals on several topics on rattan and bamboo. One such manual is that on rattan nursery technology – the scope of this publication. A Guide to the Cultivation of Rattan has […]
A major drawback with bamboo is that it is not durable against wood degrading organisms. Thus, most bamboos used for structural purposes in rural and tribal housing deteriorate in a couple of years, putting heavy pressure on the resource, owing to increased demands for frequent replacements. This adversely affects the supplies of bamboo, even in […]
A Consultative Meeting on methodology for trials of bamboo and rattan was held 23-25 February 1994 at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia at Serdang, Selangor. The objectives of the Meeting were to recommend to INBAR what can be done to promote the concept of regional trials of species and provenances and to develop a standardised methodology which […]
The Research Advisory Group of INBAR, meeting in December 1993, noted that two areas relating to production of bamboo and rattan needed in-depth assessment. These were propagation and supply of planting materials and the sustainable management of natural stands. As a result, the INBAR Production Working Group and the Secretariat organised a research consultation in […]
This paper provides socio-economic information on Indonesia’s rattan sector. Indonesia has the largest rattan reserve in the world, with approximately 80% of the world’s rattan, mainly in Kalimantan, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Maluku and Irian Jaya. Studies indicate that there are at least 300 species of rattan growing in Indonesia. Rattan stems are generally used for producing […]
Bamboo, the fastest growing woody plant, has attracted the attention of not only biologists but also engineers and architects. Strength data are lacking for most species. Even available data are difficult to compare because different testing procedures have been used by different authors. Standardizing the testing procedures is essential to eventually arrive at a Bamboo […]