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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.

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Bamboo in Homestead Farming System Development

The technical manual on “Bamboo in Homestead Farming System Development” is an outcome of INBAR’s IFAD-EU-funded South-South knowledge transfer strategies for scaling up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, income generation and employment creation, and environmentatl management in Africa (Phase II) Project in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia.

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Subsidies for Bamboo Afforestation in China

China is one of many countries which has used afforestation subsidies to encourage development of their bamboo industry. This report considers three main types of bamboo afforestation subsidies; incentives, service subsidies and compensation subsidies, though there are overlaps between these categories. The report outlines the policy context, presents the findings from three case studies conducted […]

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Ethiopia: Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessments of Bamboo Products

The overall objective of this assessment was to analyse the bamboo value chain and explore the market potential of selected bamboo products in Ethiopia and beyond. This study was carried out with the financial support of INBAR under its Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, funded by the government of the Netherlands and the National […]

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Uganda: Bamboo Market Value Chain Study

This assessment looked at the bamboo value chain and explored the market potential of selected bamboo products in Uganda and beyond. It was carried out with the financial support of INBAR under its Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, funded by the government of the Netherlands and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China, and […]

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Kenya: Value Chain Analysis and Market Assessments of Bamboo Products

This report assesses the bamboo value chain and explores the market potential of selected bamboo products in Kenya and beyond. It was carried out with the financial support of INBAR under its Dutch-Sino East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, funded by the government of the Netherlands and the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China, and with […]

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Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Emissions Reduction Through Bamboo Forests and Products

Because of their fast growth rates, giant woody bamboos are already considered effective carbon dioxide absorbers. Carbon can be further sequestered in durable harvested bamboo products and even higher carbon emissions reduction is possible if bamboo products replace non-renewable, carbon-intensive alternatives. Research so far on the total carbon sequestration and carbon emissions reduction potential of […]

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El manejo de guaduales naturales

La experiancia del Proyecto Maneja Integral de Guadua en el Norte de Manglaralto.

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Bamboo Biodiversity: Information for Planning Conservation and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

The bamboo plant supports an international trade which is worth more than USD 2 billion per year. Yet international trade represents only a small proportion of total bamboo usage – domestic use is estimated to account for at least 80 per cent. Bamboo is thus a major world commodity. This work is a first step towards […]