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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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Research Methodologies for Field Monitoring, Analysis and Evaluation of Resource Conservation Aspects of Bamboo

This manual is produced under the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) project “South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies for Pro-Poor Livelihood Development and Environmental Management in Africa”, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission (EC). It is aimed at providing the needed technical knowledge, measurement methodologies and skill set for […]

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Socio-economic and Market Study of Rattan and its Contribution to Livelihoods in Nepal

Rattan is an important but often neglected non-timber forest product in Nepal. Until now there has been no comprehensive or systematic attempt to develop the sub-sector and  building sustainable value chains.        Given the great potential of rattan to contirbute to livelihood improvement in Nepal, INBAR commissioned the study, with the potential to identify the scope for […]