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 […]
As the main output of a gender-specific field case study conducted in Yunan province, China, this paper provides a preliminary review and analysis of bamboo as both a forest resource and a livelihood means for rural people from the perspective of gender.
Very little is known about the distribution and ecological roles of bamboo, particularly outside of Asia. This report is a first step towards quantifying existing resources of bamboo and their ecological importance in Africa, Madagascar and the Americas. Knowledge of the magnitude and distribution of these resources is a necessary precursor to planning and implementing […]
This TOTEM on high yielding bamboo plantations for paper and pulp manufacturing has been produced by the Research Institute for Subtropical Forestry (RISF) of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. It can be used in conjunction with the TOTEMs on Bamboo Papermaking, Homestead Bamboo Plantations, Medium and Large scale Bamboo Plantations and Community bamboo Nurseries. The […]
This TOTEM on the bamboo charcoal unit has been produced by Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing bamboo splitting and slivering facilities for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a raw material. It is intended to be used in conjuction […]
Bamboo is regarded as a major resource that meets the need of common people and also as a poverty alleviator due to its multi purpose uses. As a result of this, bamboo resources are of great importance in the rural socio-economy of several tropical countries. As pulp and paper being the major commercial bamboo consuming […]
The manufacture technologies of two kinds of bamboo laminated panel and their physicalmechanical properties have been studied in this paper. The results have shown that laminated bamboo panels can be produced by the splitting and regluing, and the mechanical properties reached or even exceeded some pine used in architecture.
El presente informe describe el sector productivo de la Guadua en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia. Se puede observar que la Guadua juega un papel muy importante en la vida del Eje Cafetero, aunque su valoración no es muy alta y la aceptación social de la materia, especialmente como material para la construcción, no es […]
This paper gives an overview of the development of the bamboo shoot sector in Lin’an district, Hangzhou province, China, over the past eighteen years (1985-2002) and the results of a case study on its effect on poverty alleviation. The large quantity of data presented convincingly illustrates the positive impact of the bamboo shoot sector on […]