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.
In the Workshop twenty international and Chinese speakers presented their papers. About 30 papers in English or in Chinese were shared on the workshop on the bamboo resource management and utilization. This proceedings are a compilation of the part of the papers presented at the workshop by the participants for disseminating the knowledge to a […]
The bamboo plant supports an international trade which is worth more than USD 2 billion per year. Yet international trade represents only a small proportion of total bamboo usage – domestic use is estimated to account for at least 80 per cent. Bamboo is thus a major world commodity. This work is a first step towards […]
The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction through advancement and dissemination of structural bamboo technology. Both the established knowledge and the proven practice of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong are formalized and documented as follows: a. Erection of Bamboo Scaffolds covering material selection, typical […]
In 1999, a research and development project titled ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction’ was undertaken at the Research Center For Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering (RCATISE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the support of INBAR. The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction […]
This INBAR guide written in English and Spanish details traditional bamboo preservation methods in Latin America.
This TOTEM on the producttion and distribution of low-cost bamboo-based houses has been produced by the charity Viviendas del Hogar de Cristo (Houses of Christ), Guayaquil, Ecuador. It is intended to illustrate not only the technology of house production, by Hogar de Cristo’s successful experiences in making houses available to the poorest and most needy […]
A key issue in the profitability of bamboo plantations is the productivity that can be expected. This working paper summarises the accessible published information. The evidence is scant and contradictory. Consequently it is difficult to reach conclusive findings. However the working paper finds that the biomass of bamboo differs from that of tree crops by […]
This study aims to identify the importance of bamboo supply to sustain sericulture as an industry and the necessity to overcome problems in quality, quantity and sustenance of smooth supply of raw material for manufacture of equipment to the silk industry and find out ways and means to overcome problems of artisans, silk farmers and […]
INBAR was involved in an active research programme to develop new food products from bamboo shoots. The objective of the research programme is to stimulate new uses of bamboo shoots in existing markets and to assist developing food security in food-poor areas.
This report is an extensive examination of the production-to-consumption system of rattan in southern Nigeria.