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 […]
An INBAR report on mainstreaming pro-poor livelihood opportunities with bamboo featuring case studies across Asia and Africa and a variety of products.
The overall goal of INBAR’s Tamenglong ARS programme in Manipur, India is to develop village cluster-based enterprises that utilise local bamboo and rattan resources for livelihood development. The specific objectives of the programme are to a) develop pro-poor bamboo and rattan processing and production technology, b) create community institutional systems to manage and protect local […]
The Community Enterprise Development Project, also known as the “Design Centre Philippines”, was set up by INBAR to develop new processes for bamboo component and product production. The project has focused on promoting village-level production and alleviating rural poverty. To achieve this, the project has veered away from heavy capital investment in machinery. This has […]
The overall goal of INBAR’s Action Research Site programme in Bule village, Awassa, South Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia is to develop rural community micro and small enterprises that utilise local bamboo resources for livelihood development. As the programme is still in the development phase, the main objectives have been to a) raise […]
The INBAR Action Research Site (ARS) programme in Kumasi, Ghana, was established in 2004 to demonstrate the potential that bamboo has to provide livelihoods for income generation. The ARS works through demonstration enterprise, which enable more effective and wider application of bamboo technologies to allow the rural poor to produce and process bamboo more effectively […]
In 2004/05, as part of IFAD grant 774, INBAR began to undertake action research in Mozambique to replicate technologies and knowledge, which were developed in other countries and regions under IFAD grant 518 (2001-2004). Initial action research was focused on evaluating bamboo resources in Mozambique, providing policy recommendations, building stakeholders bamboo propogation capacity, and validating […]
Between 2003 and 2008, INBAR and local partners have implemented bamboo action research in several of Ecuador’s least developed areas, with the aim of promoting bamboo as an alternative source of income for poor rural households. The programme has focused on developing and validating pro-poor, bamboo technologies in Latin America, disseminating research findings and best […]
Proceedings of the Conference on Charcoal and Communities in Africa. Maputo, Mozambique. 16-18 June 2008. The conference brought together stakeholders from different constituencies and provided an opportunity to learn about different aspects of the charcoal continuum, i.e. household energy, livelihoods, supply chains, deforestation vs. sustainable production, carbon emissions, health, and policies. In addition to a […]
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS 2007), October 28-30, 2018, Changsha, China. These proceedings include reflections on state-of-the-art materials, design, analysis, testing, manufacturing and construction of modern bamboo structures. They are published by the Taylor & Francis Group, and are available at this link.