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.
This TOTEM on the producttion and distribution of low-cost bamboo-based houses has been produced by the charity Viviendas del Hogar de Cristo (Houses of Christ), Guayaquil, Ecuador. It is intended to illustrate not only the technology of house production, by Hogar de Cristo’s successful experiences in making houses available to the poorest and most needy […]
This Transfer of Technology Model (TOTEM) on the bamboo furniture manufacturing unit has been produced by Zhang Binyuan and Jiang Jingyan at Nanjing Forestry University, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for establishing and running a bamboo furniture making unit for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a […]
This TOTEM on the bamboo flooring manufacturing unit has been produced by Zhang Qisheng and Xu Bin at Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing shoot-producing plantations for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a raw material. It is intended to […]
This TOTEM on Homestead Bamboo Plantations has been produced by Dr. Ratan Lal Banik at the Bangladesh Forest Research Institute. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing a homestead bamboo plantation for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a raw material.
This TOTEM on medium and large scale bamboo plantations has been produced by Xiao JiangHua and Yang XiaoSheng at the Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Fuyang, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing medium or large scale bamboo plantations for rural development in regions where bamboo is available […]
This TOTEM on high yielding bamboo plantations for paper and pulp manufacturing has been produced by the Research Institute for Subtropical Forestry (RISF) of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. It can be used in conjunction with the TOTEMs on Bamboo Papermaking, Homestead Bamboo Plantations, Medium and Large scale Bamboo Plantations and Community bamboo Nurseries. The […]
Bamboo housing present common deficiencies and risks, so this document strives to make it possible to define the problems related to this kind of housing and their effects, in order to provide effective solutitons to the process of adaptation to climate change and to reduce or eliminate traumatic effects for users. This document, which is […]
This report gives a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint analysis on a selection of industrial bamboo products.
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. […]
Despite the potential of bamboo as a fast growing renewable resource, the market for bamboo products in the West is still relatively small. There has hardly been any research on the commercialization of bamboo products from the perspective of consuming regions in the West, such as the European Union. Literature search and qualitative analysis of […]