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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]