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Assessment of Bamboo Forest Ecosystem Services in Thanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam

Thanh Hoa is a province in the north-central region of Viet Nam. The bamboo forest area covers 180,786 ha, accounting for 16.3% of the total natural land area. There have been few attempts to assess the type and extent of ecosystem services (ES) provided by the bamboo forests in Thanh Hoa province. This study attempts […]

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The Use of Bamboo for Landscape Restoration in Central and West Africa

Africa is one of the most ecologically vulnerable continents in the world, with over 700 million hectares of degraded land and degradation progressing at a rate of 3% per year. However, evidence points to historical efforts for landscape restoration. Among the options for responding to key challenges is the use of species with considerable potential […]

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Bamboo Resource Assessment in Five Regions of Ghana

This study reviews existing literature on bamboo resource assessment and obtains field-based measurements of sampled bamboo stands to determine the structural characteristics and ecological variation of bamboo in five regions of Ghana, namely the Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western and Western North regions. The aim is to enable proper planning to inform decision-making and policies for […]

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Manual for Bamboo Agroforestry Systems in Ghana

This manual provides basic information about the development of bamboo resources through agroforestry systems in Ghana. The manual seeks to increase public awareness of how this important natural resource can be integrated easily and successfully with food crops. Practical guidelines for cultivating and sustainably managing bamboo species are offered to help farmers derive maximum outputs […]

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Bamboo Value Chain Study: Ghana

This paper provides an analysis of the bamboo value chain (BVC) in Ghana and its potential to contribute to the transformation of the economy. Data were collected from resource owners, managers, collectors, processors, marketers and users of bamboo and institutions associated with bamboo in five regions of Ghana (Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, Central and Western). […]

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Bamboo Policy Integration Analysis: Cameroon

Although the bamboo sector can contribute enormously towards ensuring sustainable development in Cameroon, information on the policy and legal framework governing the bamboo sector are limited. This paper analyses the current policies and/or programmes on thematic areas such as forestry, environment, landscape restoration, bio-energy, and rural employment, relevant to the development of the bamboo sector […]

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Life Cycle Assessment for Key Bamboo Products in Viet Nam

This report’s objective is to implement live cycle analyses (LCA) for selected bamboo-based products from cradle to gate in Viet Nam to unlock bamboo’s potential as a key resource against climate change. It analyses material flows, carbon emissions and storage in bamboo-based production. The results will contribute to policy development by providing policy options for […]

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Guidelines for Lung Bamboo (Bambusa longissima sp. nov.) Propagation by Offsets and Planting

This manual aims to support people who work in bamboo forestry with the propagation of Lung bamboo using offset planting. The manual offers step-by-step guidelines for the selection of sites for Lung clump mother plants, techniques for detaching offset planting, planting, maintenance and protection. This research was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan […]

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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.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

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.]