In this research three discrete factors were explored in order to discover possible approaches to the development of this abundant natural resource. The three factors were: the contribution of advanced technology and improved treatment methods to improve bamboo’s material performance; the appropriate use of human resources through the application of appropriate technology; and the introduction […]
From May 1999 through November 1999, a study of the Abra bamboo production-to-consumption system was carried out. The study covered the 2 systems existing in Abra – one for round poles, and the other for crafts. The results are presented within the body of this report, problems and constraints to the systems are identified and […]
In Uganda, rattan has long been collected from natural forests for domestic use and for trading in local markets, with a small amount exported through unregulated channels. This study examines the production-to-consupmtion systems of sector and makes recommendations for improvement.
Bamboo has been increasing in importance as an NTFP in Tanzania over the last two decades. This study examines the production-to-consumption systems in the country, identifying constraints in the chain, and making recommendations for a better framework.
The bamboo case study was conducted in various parts of the country with the aim of obtaining information on the bamboo production to consumption systems. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. The data covered aspects such as social and demographic factors of the various local communities, policy and legal issues, stakeholders’ analysis, constraints, […]
The study was principally designed to provide a thorough understanding of the rattan production-to-consumption system in Ghana. It was also to identify constraints in the sector and recommend possible development interventions that will transcend these constraints and ensure sustainable development of the sector to particularly, improve the livelihood of the rural stakeholders in the country. […]
The study seeks to contribute to the sustainable management and use of the bamboo sector in Ethiopia. Its immediate objectives are: 1. To provide a picture of the supply and use patterns of highland and lowland bamboo; 2. To design an appropriate intervention model in support of increased income and employment benefits to those engaged […]
To reflect the importance of rattan as a non-timber forest product (NTFP), this study was commissioned to the Limbe Botanic Garden by INBAR. The major objective was a) to study the Production-to-Consumption System (PCS) of the rattan sector in Cameroon, b) to identify problems faced by various actors and c) to identify development interventions for […]
This document highlights the emerging issues in bamboo and rattan that have relevance to INBAR’s programmatic approach to socio-economic development of rural and marginalized resource-poor communities. Using information from INBAR’s 11 production-to-consumption studies from South and Southeast Asia (6 bamboo studies from China, India, Nepal and the Philippines, and 5 rattan studies from Indonesia, Laos […]
The Socio-economics and Policy Programme of INBAR was guided by a Working Group made up of senior social and natural scientists from government agencies and universities in Asia. The Group worked in coordination with Mr. Brian Belcher, then principal economist of INBAR, to set the research priorities and plans for the programme. For the initial […]