Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are important in many ways for food security, livelihoods, and health of small farmers and forest dwellers in the developing world. Often they are traded internationally and in some cases the majority of a given product crosses international borders.Given the importance of NTFPs for many vulnerable groups, and the knowledge gap […]
As the main output of a gender-specific field case study conducted in Yunan province, China, this paper provides a preliminary review and analysis of bamboo as both a forest resource and a livelihood means for rural people from the perspective of gender.
This paper gives an overview of the development of the bamboo shoot sector in Lin’an district, Hangzhou province, China, over the past eighteen years (1985-2002) and the results of a case study on its effect on poverty alleviation. The large quantity of data presented convincingly illustrates the positive impact of the bamboo shoot sector on […]
El presente informe describe el sector productivo de la Guadua en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia. Se puede observar que la Guadua juega un papel muy importante en la vida del Eje Cafetero, aunque su valoración no es muy alta y la aceptación social de la materia, especialmente como material para la construcción, no es […]
This research developed a new crisp using fresh bamboo shoots, cornstarch and seasonings. The newly developed crisps have special flavor and taste. Compared with conventional snacks, they contain less fat and higher fibre.
The chemical composition and fiber characteristics of two sympodial bamboos have been studied in this paper. Based on analysis results, it has shown that the whangee bamboo is better than that of yunnanicus bamboo in utilization, because of its higher specific gravity, better fiber length and its distribution, higher wall/lumen ratio than those of yunnanicus […]
The manufacture technologies of two kinds of bamboo laminated panel and their physicalmechanical properties have been studied in this paper. The results have shown that laminated bamboo panels can be produced by the splitting and regluing, and the mechanical properties reached or even exceeded some pine used in architecture.
This paper discusses the feasibility of technologies for using bamboo in middling and top-grade building construction, architecture decorating, and other major applications. The scope covers the current application of bamboo materials in the construction field; the bamboo bearing material technological process such as the laminated bamboo board, bamboo mat plywood processes; bamboo ceiling and wall […]
Bamboo is regarded as a major resource that meets the need of common people and also as a poverty alleviator due to its multi purpose uses. As a result of this, bamboo resources are of great importance in the rural socio-economy of several tropical countries. As pulp and paper being the major commercial bamboo consuming […]
The physical mechanical performance of four kinds of corrugated roofing boards (bamboo, plastic, asbestos and steel) have been determined in the paper. The performance of the bamboo mat corrugated board has been compared with other three kinds of corrugated boards. The results have shown that the bamboo mat board has bery good properties in the […]