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China is the world’s largest producer and exporter, as well as a key consumer, of bamboo products, and an important player in the global rattan trade. This report analyses China’s trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2020, based on analysis of statistics from China Customs.
Understanding the ecosystem services from bamboo forests can increase awareness of their importance to policymakers and local communities. This report reviews existing literature and case studies to provide a clear understanding of the different dimensions of bamboo forest ecosystem services, and the ways in which they can be harnessed. This research was carried out by the […]
The aim of this Working Paper is to provide guidelines for private investors on how to effectively plan a bamboo bioenergy project in Africa. The second main objective is to explain to African policymakers why they should consider bamboo bioenergy as an important sustainable development topic and to provide them with guidelines on starting an […]
The utilisation of bamboo as a bioenergy source in Africa is still underutilised despite covering 7.2 million hectares of land. This working paper has two main goals; the first one is to provide technical background about the different technologies that can be used to generate bioenergy from bamboo and to present some relevant success stories […]