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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 - General Information



INBAR Publications - General Information

Inter-Africa Bamboo Smallholder Farmers Livelihood Development Programme

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.

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports



INBAR Publications - General Information

Reasons to Think Bamboo: Fact Sheet

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.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Assessment Report of Madagascar

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Rattan Value Chain Analysis in Cameroon

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Biophysical Assessment of Rattan in Cameroon

This study provides robust data of rattan resources in Cameroon, enabling the development of appropriate policy and strategy for rattan development and management in Cameroon. The specific objectives were: To understand current rattan distribution and stocks; to assess current rattan status and management practice; and to provide recommendations for sustainable rattan management in Cameroon.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo Micro-propagation (Tissue Culture) Planting Material Production

        The technical manual, 'Handbook on Bamboo Micrco-propagation (Tissue Culture) Planting Material Production' will be used as a ready reckoner. It will help to establish, operate and manage microscale bamboo tissue culture production unit for bare-footed community lab technicians in Africa and elsewhere.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo in Homestead Farming System Development

The technical manual on “Bamboo in Homestead Farming System Development” is an outcome of INBAR’s IFAD-EU-funded South-South knowledge transfer strategies for scaling up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, income generation and employment creation, and environmentatl management in Africa (Phase II) Project in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo Green Feed for Livestock

This technical manual, Bamboo Green Feed for Livestock, is based on secondary sources and the primary field experiements of INBAR’s IFAD-EU funded South-South Knowledge tranfer strategies to scale up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, generate income, create employment and manage the environment in Africa as part of the Phase II project in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia to […]