Volume 2 Issue 1: Vernacular Bamboo Architecture: Tradition or Future? This issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update features contributions from some of the people who are modernising vernacular bamboo architecture: The architects at SUP Atelier explain the inspiration behind the magnificent new Fish-Shaped Bamboo Pavilion in Yangzhou, China; Marcin Dawydzik, chartered engineer, discusses how quake-resilient housing is being used […]
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.
This manual provides guidelines for initiation of bamboo Farmers Field School (FFS) groups, and for facilitation of these groups. The manual is intended for both FFS facilitators, who are charged with the day-to-day responsibilities to facilitate the FFS groups, and for the FFS coordinators, who are charged with selection and supervision of the FFS facilitators. […]
Many countries are aware of the socio-economic and environmental benefits of bamboo; however, due to a lack of knowledge for establishment and management of bamboo, especially for clumping bamboo, this plant’s potential is still untapped in many countries.This manual aims to support people who work in the field for the establishment and management of bamboo […]
This report was commissioned, developed and written by the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission of Ethiopia. It was produced by INBAR as part of its series on national bamboo plans and policies. The strategy can be accessed in Amharic here.
This report was commissioned, developed and written by the Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda. It was produced by INBAR as part of its series on national bamboo plans and policies.
This study critically analyses policies and programmes of Ghana’s forestry, environment, agriculture, energy, trade and employment sectors, to establish their links or potential links with the bamboo sector.
This report analyses relevant complementary policies in Ethiopia to assess their potential for integration with bamboo development, and lays out opportunities and challenges for the sector. [July – This report has been temporarily removed pending ongoing revisions.]
This Working Paper looks to understand the importance of ecosystem services from bamboo-dominated forests in Colombia’s coffee region, and how they might be affected by different land uses and management.