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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Conservation and Communities’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 1 Issue 2

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 […]

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INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-1 TAN Production of Bamboo Pole Furniture

In Konkan, Mahrashtra State, India, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully set up a community-based furniture production unit, which makes high-quality aesthetically pleasing round-pole bamboo furniture. The furniture is currently sold to high-end hotels and resorts operating in the Goa tourist region, generating monthly incomes of US$100 for local artisans. At […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-2 TAN Resort and Housing Markets

In Konkan, Maharasthra, India an INBAR ARS programme has successfully established a bamboo construction enterprise, which targets the nearby tourism and beach resort market in Goa. In a two-year period, the enterprise has recorded sales of US$ 225,000. At the local level the project is implemented by KONBAC, a INBAR-established community-based NGO. KONBAC also works […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-3 TAN Bamboo Crates for Fruit Packing Markets

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has successfully developed bamboo packaging for the local mango fruit market. The crates, which were designed in consultation with mango growers, are made locally, using simple technology and processing techniques. Through the pilot production phase (2005-07), two work units have been established, providing livelihoods to […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-4 TAN Bamboo Bread Basket Production by Industrial Processes

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has organized a women’s self-help group (SHG) to produce industrial handcrafted bread (roti) baskets. These roti baskets, which are woven from machine-processed bamboo raw materials, are superior to traditional handicraft baskets, in terms of both quality and aesthetic value. The project has enabled rural women […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-5 TAN Bamboo Charcoal Briquetting

In Tamenglong District, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed processing technology, which enables rural communities to produce bamboo charcoal briquettes. The technology uses modified oil drum kilns to produce powdered bamboo charcoal, which is then mixed with binders and moulded into briquettes. The project benefits rural communities in […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-6 TAN Bamboo-based Low-cost Housing Technology

In Tamenglong district, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed a technology that enables rural communities to produce high-quality, low-cost housing using local bamboo resources. The project uses simple production techniques, which rely on the gradual transfer of weight from top to ground, enabling rural communities to participate directly […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-7 TAN Incense Stick Rolling

In 2002, INBAR set up an Action Research Site (ARS) in Tripura, India to develop bamboo processing and production techniques that utilize local resources for the establishment of rural enterprise. Since 2005, the programme has focused primarily on high value-added incense stick production, training poor, marginalized rural women to hand-roll incense paste (masala) onto bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-8 TAN Coiled Bamboo Products

In Tripura, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002 has successfully developed technology for coiled bamboo handicrafts that enables rural artisans to engage in high valueadded production. The technology uses simple hand tools, processing machines and jigs to produce unique handicraft pieces with aesthetically pleasing finishes. At the local level, the Tripura Bamboo and […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2007

The 2007 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Comparative Analysis and Policy Recommendations on Developing Bamboo Resource Tenure Systems in Asia and Africa

This report explores bamboo sector challenges and forest tenure issues in seven developing countries. Forest tenure is explored because in most countries there are no specific tenure systems for bamboo, which despite its importance to local livelihoods, has long been seen as a less important species than timber, which generates more revenue. The report finds […]