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.
Bamboo can be be sustainably utilized without destroying the ecological environment. This is a special disadvantage all woody plants lack. But compared with wood, bamboo displays a few disadvantages such as smaller diameter, hollow stem with thinner wall, and larger taper, which bring many problems and difficulties for bamboo utilization. Bamboo articles, which are made […]
This INBAR guide written in English and Spanish details traditional bamboo preservation methods in Latin America.
In 1999, a research and development project titled ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction’ was undertaken at the Research Center For Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering (RCATISE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the support of INBAR. The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction […]
The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction through advancement and dissemination of structural bamboo technology. Both the established knowledge and the proven practice of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong are formalized and documented as follows: a. Erection of Bamboo Scaffolds covering material selection, typical […]
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 […]
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 […]
The interest being shown in bamboo since the 1980s has resulted in the accumulation of a considerable body of information through research on various aspects of bamboos, including the anatomy of the bamboo culm. There is, however, no comprehensive publication available on the anatomy of bamboo culm. This landmark monograph fulfils the need for a […]
These proceedings of the workshop held 15-17 May, 1996 in Pokhara, Nepal focus on the roles of three important non-timber forest products – bamboo, rattan and medicinal plant – in the development of mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and beyond.
Rattan – an economically and socially important plant to the rural population in many tropical developing countries and is in need of sustainable management initiatives. As inventories provide data crucial to management decisions, rattan inventories and research on inventory methods are important for sustainable management of the plant. This technical report is an outcome of the […]