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Assessment of Ecosystem Services from Bamboo-dominated Natural Forests in the Coffee Region, Colombia

This Working Paper looks to understand the importance of ecosystem services from bamboo-dominated forests in Colombia’s coffee region, and how they might be affected by different land uses and management.

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Bamboo Policy Integration Analysis: Ethiopia

This report analyses relevant complementary policies in Ethiopia to assess their potential for integration with bamboo development, and lays out opportunities and challenges for the sector. [July – This report has been temporarily removed pending ongoing revisions.]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Policy Integration Analysis: Ghana

This study critically analyses policies and programmes of Ghana’s forestry, environment, agriculture, energy, trade and employment sectors, to establish their links or potential links with the bamboo sector.

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Evaluación regional de recursos de bambú mediante la aplicación móvil

INBAR ha desarrollado el Sistema de Registro y Monitoreo de Bambú, que consiste en un conjunto de aplicativos móviles y en línea para facilitar la generación de información georreferenciada de la distribución de diferentes especies de bambú en un área dada.  Con el propósito de validar la herramienta en América Latina y contribuir a la […]

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Mobile App-Based Regional Bamboo Resource Assessment: Manabi Province, Ecuador

INBAR has developed the Bamboo Survey and Monitoring System (BSMS), consisting of a set of mobile and online applications to facilitate the generation of geo-referenced information regarding bamboo distribution and diversity in a given area. This system was developed by the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR), a flagship programme of INBAR. This report […]

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Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services from Bamboo Forests: Lessons from Asia and Africa

Bamboo forests have provided humans with certain ecosystem services for many years. An ecosystem assessment of bamboo forests can raise awareness of their importance to policymakers, investors and local communities. However, a lack of common methodological approach and tools has hampered clear ecosystem service assessments of bamboo forests in the past. This report aims to fill […]

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Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Resource Assessment: Vietnam

This Working Paper analyses the bamboo stocks present in Vietnam, using remote-sensing methodology. The assessment finds that there are 1.5 million hectares of pure and mixed bamboo forest in Vietnam, accounting for over 10% of the country’s total forest area and 5% of the total country area. This assessment was conducted as part of the Global Assessment […]

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Properties of East African Bamboo

East Africa has abundant bamboo resources. Understanding the physical and mechanical properties of these bamboos is crucial for developing appropriate value chains. Under the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, bamboo resource assessments were undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, using remote sensing technology and market and value-chain studies.

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Rattan Value Chain Analysis in Cameroon

The overall objective of this study was to idenfity opportunities for the development of the rattan industry in Cameroon through the analysis of the rattan value chain. The specific objectives are: To carry out an analysis of the rattan value chain; and to identify interventions that make best use of rattan for socio-economic development and […]

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Biophysical Assessment of Rattan in Cameroon

This study provides robust data of rattan resources in Cameroon, enabling the development of appropriate policy and strategy for rattan development and management in Cameroon. The specific objectives were: To understand current rattan distribution and stocks; to assess current rattan status and management practice; and to provide recommendations for sustainable rattan management in Cameroon.