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INBAR Publications

Bamboo: A Strategic New Resource for Development – IFAD’s Pioneering Support

        This brochure gives a summary of IFAD's support to bamboo development as an engine to improve rural livelihoods from 1997 to 2015.        Bamboo value chains for income and food security: Solutions for smallholder farmers and producers as businesses; empowering rural women; supporting their roles in agriculture; supporting country leadership for national development; addressing climate change; and […]

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

South Asia Regional Newsletter No.11

The eleventh edition of INBAR’s South Asia Regional Newsletter.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Boosting Biodiversity, Enhancing Yields

The INBAR-implemented Bamboo Biodiversity Project was one of eighteen projects under the umbrella of the 2007 – 2010 EU-China Biodiversity Programme. Working in the commercially-important Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso bamboo) and endangered Qiongzhuea tumidinodia (Qiong bamboo) forests, the project developed a series of management methods that maintain high levels of biodiversity in the forests, whilst enabling […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Vulnerability of Bamboo Housing to Climate Change in the Coast of Ecuador

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Greening Red Earth Restoring Landscapes, Rebuilding Lives

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2014

The 2014 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Make in India – Unleashing the Benefits of Bamboo

This document aims to provide input into the efforts of the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to take the country’s bamboo sector forward.

Socio-economic Empowerment of Women by Developing Market Potential of Bamboo Products in Nepal

        Bamboos are widely distributed in Nepal and can be an important source of income for rural livelihoods. This publication reviews an INBAR- and ITTO-led project which showed women how to plant and manage bamboo resources, as well as create value-added products. The project resulted in women’s enhanced capacity to manufacture bamboo products, which in turn […]

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

China Sustainable Bamboo Enterprises: Programme Outcomes and Impacts

A report of the China Sustainable Bamboo Enterprise Programme, which ran from 2009 to 2017 in response to the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 in Sichuan province, China.

INBAR Publications - General Information

Identification of Bamboo and Rattan in the Harmonized System

A summary of INBAR’s work with Harmonized System (HS) Codes, and the work of INBAR, the World Customs Organization and China Customs to improve how trade in bamboo and rattan products is represented and monitored around the world.