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BARC in Beijing: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 4

2022 was a banner year for bamboo and rattan. On 7 November 2022, the 25th anniversary of INBAR and the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) convened in Beijing, elevating bamboo and rattan to the global stage. This special issue of BRU commemorates the event, highlighting major moments from the Congress while summarizing […]

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INBAR 25th Anniversary Album

The INBAR 25th Anniversary Album was written to commemorate INBAR turning 25. Inside, you will find an introduction and history of the organization, along with how INBAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Album also covers highlights from 10 major areas over the years. Colorful pictures can be found accompanying the […]

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Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative

The Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative, initially proposed by China and INBAR at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in June 2022, is now building serious momentum. In November 2022, at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) as well as INBAR’s 25th anniversary celebration, INBAR and the Government […]

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Support bamboo industry and SME value chains in Uganda: Selected cases

Bamboo is widely used by communities across Uganda. Local communities produce and make use of bamboo for house construction and production of crafts. It is also used for the production of granaries, production of basketry, bean-stakes, and fuelwood. A study by Bitariho (2015) illustrates that in Bwindi and Mgahinga locations, local communities live in bamboo […]

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Bamboo as a Green Business Opportunity in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has the largest bamboo resources in Africa, hosting a total bamboo growing area of 1.47 million ha of two indigenous bamboo species, namely lowland and highland bamboo. Bamboo resources are concentrated in seven regions of Ethiopia, namely Amhara, Benishangul Gumuz, Gambela, Oromia, Southern Nations Nationalities Peoples, Sidama and Tigray regional states. An estimated 750,000 […]

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Latin America and the Caribbean: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 3

From the ancient inhabitants of Machu Picchu to the Mexican emperors of Tenochtitlan, bamboo and rattan have long been indispensable to the ancient civilizations of the Latin America and Caribbean region. Bamboo in particular has played and continues to play a critical role in economies and ecosystems alike. This special issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo […]

Report of the Africa Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2022

Under the theme “Making Bamboo and Rattan the Engine of a Resilient and Sustainable Green Economy in Africa,” the African Bamboo and Rattan Congress (ABARC) kicked off in Yaoundé, Cameroon on April 20 2022. The report contains key moments from the Congress, such as the opening ceremony, bamboo and rattan exhibition, list of participants, recommendations […]