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 […]
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.
This study was designed to produce global overview and regional distribution maps of all rattan species occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia) and Africa. Qualitative data on distribution of rattans were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 610 individual […]