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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Asia and the Pacific’: Reflections on 25 Years – Volume 3 Issue 2

From the rattan furniture markets of Indonesia to the soaring bamboo scaffolding of southern China, bamboo and rattan are embedded in countries and cultures across Asia and the Pacific. These non-timber forest plants play a critical role in economies and ecosystems alike. This special issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo and Rattan Update, examines bamboo and […]

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 - Technical Reports

Diseases of Bamboo in Asia (Part 1)

Bamboos are considered very hardy plants, although they do, from time to time, suffer devastation from diseases. Bamboos are now increasingly being grown in plantations, and this necessitates increased vigilance against disease attacks, and preparedness for effective and rapid control if the attack occurs. Recognizing this, high priority on gathering available information on diseases of […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

携手共谋包容绿色发展 2013年年度报告

The Chinese translation of the 2013 annual report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2004

The 2004 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Resource Assessment: Vietnam

This Working Paper analyses the bamboo stocks present in Vietnam, using remote-sensing methodology. The assessment finds that there are 1.5 million hectares of pure and mixed bamboo forest in Vietnam, accounting for over 10% of the country’s total forest area and 5% of the total country area. This assessment was conducted as part of the Global Assessment […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Properties of East African Bamboo

East Africa has abundant bamboo resources. Understanding the physical and mechanical properties of these bamboos is crucial for developing appropriate value chains. Under the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, bamboo resource assessments were undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, using remote sensing technology and market and value-chain studies.

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports



INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Bamboo and Sustainable Development: A Briefing Note for the CCICED

Why is bamboo so important for sustainable development, and what can other countries learn from China’s management of the bamboo sector? This short briefing note introduces bamboo’s potential for environmental protection, and the development of the sector in China to date. It was prepared by INBAR for the China Council for the 2019 Annual General Meeting […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

A Manual for Bamboo Forest Biomass and Carbon Assessment

While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. Fast growing, with a high rate of carbon storage and a wide spread across the tropics and subtropics, understanding the dynamics of carbon cycle in the bamboo forest ecosystem is critically important for […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

Revue annuelle de l’INBAR 2018

La revue annuelle 2018 résume les activités, les programmes et les publications de l’INBAR.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

Resumen anual de INBAR 2018

El resumen anual 2018 describe las actividades, programas y publicaciones de INBAR.