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INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Highlights 2019

The 2019 Annual Highlights outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications. The Annual Highlights can be read in French (here) and Spanish (here).

INBAR Publications - Trade Reports

Trade Overview 2017: Bamboo and Rattan Commodities in the International Market

Report of the international trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2016, based on analysis of UN COMTRADE statistics. This report was produced by INBAR as part of its role as the International Commodity Body for bamboo and rattan.

INBAR publications

INBAR Publications - General Information

The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation: An Introduction

This detailed brochure introduces the work, mission, scope and goals of the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, an intergovernmental organisation that exists to promote the use of bamboo and rattan for sustainable development.

INBAR Publications - General Information

Dutch-Sino East Africa Development Programme-Phase II Brochure

This brochure introduces the Dutch-Sino East Africa Development Programme-Phase II, which will bridge the existing gaps by leveraging the Chinese and Dutch expertise in bamboo value chain development, product design, marketing and standardisation to help East Africa unlock the vast potential of its indigenous bamboo resources for green economic growth, trade and poverty reduction.  

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Establishment of Rattan Plantations

This publication, which was written by INBAR’s Task Force on Rattan Uses and Development, provides guidelines on the sustainable establishment and management of rattan plantations.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Highlights 2018

The 2018 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

Resumen anual de INBAR 2018

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

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 - 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 - Policy Reports

竹资源与可持续发展

本报告共有两部分内容:一是简介中国竹产业发展概况(含赤水案例);二是总结竹资源在环境保护和社会经济可持续发展等方面面临的全球性机遇与挑战。

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 - 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 […]