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El manejo de guaduales naturales

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

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Post-earthquake Report on Bamboo Structures and Recommendations for Reconstruction with Bamboo on the Ecuadorian Coast

In Ecuador bamboo is an abundant material that has traditionally been used over the centuries in both formal and informal housing in the coastal regions. Bamboo can be used to build very sustainable, low-cost structures for formal housing. When bamboo structures are well designed and well built, they can be used as earthquake-resistant housing, as […]

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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 […]

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Desk Study on the Bamboo Sector in North – East India

Bamboo is an essential part of the natural environment and important part of the sociocultural and economic life in the North East Region (NER) of India. There is lack of consistent and reliable data on almost all aspects of bamboo i.e. area, production, consumption and trade. This gap has implications for planning and development of the […]

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Bamboos and Invasiveness

This study identifies the bamboo species known to pose a risk and the strategies that countries can adopt to mitigate this risk. Information was gathered through a comprehensive literature review and consultations with bamboo experts worldwide. The result is a practical resource that offers countries useful information on best practices and lessons learned, and a […]

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Reporte post-sismo sobre estructuras de bambú, y recomendaciones para la reconstrucción con bambú en la costa Ecuatoriana

Un informe que cubre la alta tolerancia del bambú a las cargas sísmicas, cómo se pueden construir casas de bambú para que sean resistentes a los terremotos y cómo garantizar que las casas construidas con bambú tengan una durabilidad duradera. El informe también cubre la disponibilidad de suministros de bambú y cómo podrían mejorarse.

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Grading of Bamboo

Currently, grading of bamboo is not implemented in a standardised or systematic manner, if at all. In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization, Coventry University and INBAR are drafting a grading standard. This INBAR Working Paper presents research into potential grading methodologies for one species of bamboo – Guadua angustifolia Kunth – and recommends criteria […]

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Bamboo in Sustainable Contemporary Design

This book explores contemporary design of bamboo products, and their relation to sustainability. It outlines the concept of sustainability and the basics of the bamboo plant, before delving into processing resources, infrastructure, and the various products bamboo is used to make.

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Bamboo Construction in Bhutan: A Feasibility and Market Study

The study assesses potential structural market applications for unprocessed, round culm bamboo which is locally available and relatively inexpensive, and thus well-suited for applications in rural settlements. Although engineered bamboo panel and lumber products that have similar properties to equivalent timber products are produced in other Asian countries, such as India and China, and could […]

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Forests Beyond Trees: NTFPs as Tools for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) contribute to livelihoods of about 2 billion poorest of the rural and urban poor, and are among the most valuable plant resources for present and future food security. They provide food, fuel, medicine and incomes, and keep traditional knowledge alive. NTFPs have an important role in forests and – consequently – […]