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INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Biomass

A key issue in the profitability of bamboo plantations is the productivity that can be expected. This working paper summarises the accessible published information. The evidence is scant and contradictory. Consequently it is difficult to reach conclusive findings. However the working paper finds that the biomass of bamboo differs from that of tree crops by […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Study of the Use of Bamboo in the Sericulture Sector in South India

This study aims to identify the importance of bamboo supply to sustain sericulture as an industry and the necessity to overcome problems in quality, quantity and sustenance of smooth supply of raw material for manufacture of equipment to the silk industry and find out ways and means to overcome problems of artisans, silk farmers and […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Cyanide in Bamboo Shoots

INBAR was involved in an active research programme to develop new food products from bamboo shoots. The objective of the research programme is to stimulate new uses of bamboo shoots in existing markets and to assist developing food security in food-poor areas.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Extensive Rattan Production-to-Consumption Systems in Southern Nigeria: A Case Study

This report is an extensive examination of the production-to-consumption system of rattan in southern Nigeria.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Potential Distribution of Rattans in Asia-Pacific and Africa

This study was designed to produce global overview and regional distribution maps of all rattan species occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia) and Africa. Qualitative data on distribution of rattans were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 610 individual […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Potential Distribution of Woody Bamboos in Africa and America

        This study was designed to produce regional distribution maps of all species of woody bamboos occurring in Africa; North, Central and South America. Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 378 individual bamboo species and subspecies, and 32 genera of Bambuseae […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2002

The 2002 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction

Proceedings of International Seminar, ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction: An Alternative and Supplement to Metal Scaffolds’, 11 May 2002, Hong Kong. In order to sustain the use of bamboo scaffolds in Hong Kong, and also to promote their use in countries with plentiful plantations across the globe, we believe it is important to formalize their […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Industrial Utilization on Bamboo

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Medium and Large Scale Bamboo Plantations

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 […]