Le bambou couvre environ 30 millions d’hectares dans les zones tropicale et subtropicale à travers le monde[i]. Il s’agit d’une ressource extrêmement stratégique – mais encore largement inexploitée – pour lutter contre les effets négatifs du changement climatique. [i] Organisation pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO). Évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2010. FAO : Rome, Italie.
The richness of bamboo flora of the New World has been virtually unknown until very recently, in spite of large number of bamboo species. It is estimated that in the Americas, there are 46 genera and approximately 515 species of bamboo, both woody and herbaceous, extending from the United States to Chile. Most of the […]
Rattan is one of the important minor forest products in South China, especially in Hainan, Yunnan, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, China has a substantial rattan based cottage and furniture making industry which employs 70,000 people, mostly in the south of the country. Nearly two thirds of the requirement of cane is imported from other cane […]
Grading in particular is a crucial step in trading of natural products like rattan for optimum realization of its value. The adoption of proper grading rules will also ensure conservation of the resource base and maximization of benefits to all concerned. This report presents a model for grading rules, providing basic knowledge to small scale […]
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.
This paper lays out a framework for assessing the opportunities to make improvements in existing bamboo and rattan production-to-consumption systems. It considers the dynamics of such systems, as groups of people move from the most elementary “hunting and gathering” systems to more intensive production and processing systems that result in increased incomes and value added […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2003, INBAR and Utthan took the initiative to review progress of a project which used bamboo for the environmental and socio-economic rehabilitation of villages devastated by brick mining, and presented it in a report entitled “Greening Red Earth”. Ten years on, and with land degradation seemingly an even more pressing concern, INBAR and Utthan […]
Until recently, quantification methodologies and bamboo-specific examples in climate change mitigation were limited. To harness the untapped potential of bamboo for mitigation, INBAR and partners have made significant progress in developing methodologies for bamboo carbon accounting in an afforestation projects. In this publication, INBAR builds on previous work by introducing some of the latest developments […]
This study forms part of INBAR’s efforts to develop the bamboo sector in Africa and the Central African subregion in particular, in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and local partners. The study’s main objective is to conduct and analyse the production to consumption system of Cameroon’s bamboo sector and identify potential […]