International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Advanced search


Featured publications

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Highlights 2019

The 2019 Annual Highlights outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications. The Annual Highlights can be read in French (here) and Spanish (here).

INBAR Publications - Trade Reports

Trade Overview 2017: Bamboo and Rattan Commodities in the International Market

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.

INBAR publications

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Policy Integration Analysis: Cameroon

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Value Chain Study: Ghana

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). […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Manual for Bamboo Agroforestry Systems in Ghana

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 […]

INBAR Publications - General Information


The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan.

INBAR Publications - General Information



INBAR Publications - General Information

Acerca de INBAR

La Organización internacional del bambú y el ratán (INBAR, por sus siglas en inglés) es una organización de desarrollo intergubernamental que promueve el desarrollo ecológicamente sostenible utilizando el bambú y el ratán.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Highlights 2018

The 2018 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

Resumen anual de INBAR 2018

El resumen anual 2018 describe las actividades, programas y publicaciones de INBAR.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

A Manual for Bamboo Forest Biomass and Carbon Assessment

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Bamboo and Sustainable Development: A Briefing Note for the CCICED

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 […]