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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Africa: Reflections on 25 Years’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 3 Issue 1

Volume 3 Issue 1: ‘Africa: Reflections on 25 Years’ From handicrafts to houses, charcoal briquettes to bicycles – bamboo and rattan are an integral part of millions of African people’s lives, material cultures and built environment. They can be critical, nature-based solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing issues. This issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo […]

Trade Overview 2019: Bamboo and Rattan Commodities in the International Market

The report of international trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2019, based on an analysis of UN Comtrade data. This report was produced by INBAR in its role as the International Commodity Body for bamboo and rattan.

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INBAR Publications - Newsletters

INBAR Newsletter 2020 Q4

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation’s (INBAR) quarterly newsletter is published in March, June, September and December every year. To sign up for the newsletter and to browse previous issues, see here. The 2020 Q4 newsletter can be accessed here.

INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Conservation and Communities’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 1 Issue 2

Volume 1 Issue 2: Conservation and Communities The second issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update explores the complex, interwoven relationships between bamboo, rattan, and the species which depend on these plants, including humans.  Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation at Los Angeles Zoo, reflects on his experiences working with giant pandas, and on the intimate, evolving relationship between […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Assessment of Bamboo Forest Ecosystem Services in Thanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam

Thanh Hoa is a province in the north-central region of Viet Nam. The bamboo forest area covers 180,786 ha, accounting for 16.3% of the total natural land area. There have been few attempts to assess the type and extent of ecosystem services (ES) provided by the bamboo forests in Thanh Hoa province. This study attempts […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Use of Bamboo for Landscape Restoration in Central and West Africa

Africa is one of the most ecologically vulnerable continents in the world, with over 700 million hectares of degraded land and degradation progressing at a rate of 3% per year. However, evidence points to historical efforts for landscape restoration. Among the options for responding to key challenges is the use of species with considerable potential […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Resource Assessment in Five Regions of Ghana

This study reviews existing literature on bamboo resource assessment and obtains field-based measurements of sampled bamboo stands to determine the structural characteristics and ecological variation of bamboo in five regions of Ghana, namely the Ashanti, Central, Eastern, Western and Western North regions. The aim is to enable proper planning to inform decision-making and policies for […]

INBAR Publications - General Information


L’Organisation internationale pour le bambou et le rotin (INBAR) est une organisation intergouvernementale qui promeut un développement écologiquement durable en s’appuyant sur l’utilisation du bambou et du rotin.

INBAR Publications - General Information

Acerca de INBAR

La Organización internacional del bambú y el ratán (INBAR, por sus siglas en inglés) es una organización de desarrollo intergubernamental que promueve el desarrollo ecológicamente sostenible utilizando el bambú y el ratán.

INBAR Publications - General Information



INBAR Publications - General Information


The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Manual for Bamboo Agroforestry Systems in Ghana

This manual provides basic information about the development of bamboo resources through agroforestry systems in Ghana. The manual seeks to increase public awareness of how this important natural resource can be integrated easily and successfully with food crops. Practical guidelines for cultivating and sustainably managing bamboo species are offered to help farmers derive maximum outputs […]