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 […]
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 […]
Mapping the spatial distribution of bamboo is necessary for biodiversity conservation, resource evaluation and ecosystem service management. This study produced a contemporary bamboo map of Madagascar for the year 2017, using 30m spatial resolution imagery. This is the first remote sensing-based bamboo resources map of its kind for Madagascar, which possesses the richest bamboo species […]
How can bamboo help restore degraded land? With over 30 million hectares spread across the world, bamboo offers a naturally abundant, strategic tool for poverty alleviation, environmental protection and climate change mitigation. A fact sheet, produced by INBAR and the Global Landscapes Forum.
A brochure on the Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme which has the goals of: enhancing incomes and livelihoods of women and youth; strengthening climate change adaptive capacities; and developing climate-smart bamboo value chains.