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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Asia and the Pacific’: Reflections on 25 Years – Volume 3 Issue 2

From the rattan furniture markets of Indonesia to the soaring bamboo scaffolding of southern China, bamboo and rattan are embedded in countries and cultures across Asia and the Pacific. These non-timber forest plants play a critical role in economies and ecosystems alike. This special issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo and Rattan Update, examines bamboo and […]

Trade Overview 2019: Bamboo and Rattan Commodities in the International Market

The report of international trade in bamboo and rattan products for 2019, based on an analysis of UN Comtrade data. This report was produced by INBAR in its role as the International Commodity Body for bamboo and rattan.

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INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo Test-Kit-In-A-Back Pack

This report documents the fabrication and use of the ‘Bamboo Test-Kit-in-a-Backpack’ developed by a team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh. The ‘kit’ is intended for rapid in-the-field assessment of bamboo material properties. Presently the kit supports full-culm com- pression, longitudinal shear (‘bowtie’ test), edge bearing and culm flexural tests. Additionally, it […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Desk Study on the Bamboo Sector in North – East India

Bamboo is an essential part of the natural environment and important part of the sociocultural and economic life in the North East Region (NER) of India. There is lack of consistent and reliable data on almost all aspects of bamboo i.e. area, production, consumption and trade. This gap has implications for planning and development of the […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Sustainable Development of the Bamboo and Rattan Sectors in Tropical China

An International Workshop on Bamboo and Rattan was jointly carried out by the two provinces in April 12-22, 2000 in Haikou (Hainan) and Kunming (Yunnan), the workshop organizers, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). It aimed at promoting bamboo and rattan in both provinces, where […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Proceedings of the Rattan Seminar 1984

Proceedings of the Rattan Seminar. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2-4 October, 1984. A seminar covering developments in rattan science, technology and utilisation, organised by the Rattan Information Centre, Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Malaysia, and jointly sponsored by the International Development Research Centre, the Forest Research Institute at Kepong and the FAO/UNDP Asia-Pacific Forest Industries Development Group.

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Recent Research on Bamboos (Part 2)

INBAR/IDRC has been at the forefront of the research and development in bamboo since the eariy eighties. tDRC organized the first ever workshop on ‘Bamboo Research in Asia” in 1980. In 1985 in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Forestry, The Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Nanjing University of Forestry, and the International Union of […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Recent Research on Bamboos (Part 1)

INBAR/IDRC has been at the forefront of the research and development in bamboo since the eariy eighties. tDRC organized the first ever workshop on ‘Bamboo Research in Asia” in 1980. In 1985 in collaboration with the Chinese Ministry of Forestry, The Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Nanjing University of Forestry, and the International Union of […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Charcoal and Communities in Africa

Proceedings of the Conference on Charcoal and Communities in Africa. Maputo, Mozambique. 16-18 June 2008. The conference brought together stakeholders from different constituencies and provided an opportunity to learn about different aspects of the charcoal continuum, i.e. household energy, livelihoods, supply chains, deforestation vs. sustainable production, carbon emissions, health, and policies. In addition to a […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Bamboo Industrial Utilization

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Proceedings of the Bamboo Housing Workshop

Bamboo has a long history as a building material in many parts of the world. It is light, strong and easy to grow. In spite of these advantages, it is widely perceived as a temporary, poor man’s material. However, with careful specification and design, safe, secure and durable bamboo shelter is achievable at a price […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

New Research on African Rattans

The business of rattan production and trade is well established in Asia. It remains a vibrant business although one greatly affected by over-exploitation of the resource, resource scarcity and relative labour costs between countries. Far less is known about rattans in Africa, yet there is a potential to emulate the better aspects of Asian experience […]