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.
Although the bamboo sector can contribute enormously towards ensuring sustainable development in Cameroon, information on the policy and legal framework governing the bamboo sector are limited. This paper analyses the current policies and/or programmes on thematic areas such as forestry, environment, landscape restoration, bio-energy, and rural employment, relevant to the development of the bamboo sector […]
This paper provides an analysis of the bamboo value chain (BVC) in Ghana and its potential to contribute to the transformation of the economy. Data were collected from resource owners, managers, collectors, processors, marketers and users of bamboo and institutions associated with bamboo in five regions of Ghana (Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, Central and Western). […]
This manual provides basic information about the development of bamboo resources through agroforestry systems in Ghana. The manual seeks to increase public awareness of how this important natural resource can be integrated easily and successfully with food crops. Practical guidelines for cultivating and sustainably managing bamboo species are offered to help farmers derive maximum outputs […]
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 […]
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 […]