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‘Africa: Reflections on 25 Years’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 3 Issue 1

Volume 3 Issue 1: ‘Africa: Reflections on 25 Years’ From handicrafts to houses, charcoal briquettes to bicycles – bamboo and rattan are an integral part of millions of African people’s lives, material cultures and built environment. They can be critical, nature-based solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing issues. This issue of INBAR’s magazine, Bamboo […]

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 - Working Papers

Transporting, Storing and Filtering Water Using Local Resources: A Design Manual

In July 2012, the Canadian Federal Department of Environment awarded INBAR a new project working with communities in Ethiopia and Nepal to develop new technologies for storing, transporting, and filtering water resources. The project aims to scale up the use of local resources, such as bamboo, gravel and sand to alleviate the pressures caused by […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Climate Change Challenge and Bamboo: Mitigation and Adaptation

This Working Paper explores how bamboos can help us a resource to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change by: absorbing and storing carbon; protecting forests and watersheds; insulating environments against extreme weather; providing low-cost, green housing and infrastructure; providing cleaner biofuels; providing renewable, sustainable resource for generating incomes; and increasing the range […]

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Review of Traditional Designs and Technologies of Bamboo and Rattan Products in Nepal

With the financial assistance from the Common Fund for Commodities, through the execution of INBAR and the technical support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Nepal’s Department of Forest Research and Survey has been implementing the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project since 2005, with the overall objective of […]

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Mainstreaming Pro-Poor Livelihood Opportunities with Bamboo

An INBAR report on mainstreaming pro-poor livelihood opportunities with bamboo featuring case studies across Asia and Africa and a variety of products.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Breaking Barriers and Creating Capital

In 2003, an action research-based development programme using local bamboos for benefitting poor rural communities in the Konkan Division in Maharashtra State, India, was set up by INBAR in partnership with CIBART. This publication describes how the initiatives at the Konkan Action Research Site (ARS) first seeded and then nurtured growth. It analyses how the […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Market Potential of Bamboo and Rattan Products

Over the past decade since INBAR became the International Commodity Body for Bamboo and Rattan of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), INBAR has pioneered the establishment of a number of CFC-funded value chain projects in bamboo and rattan in Asia and Africa that show real improvements in the incomes generated by the producers within […]

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Cross-Border Value Chains for Non-Timber Forest Products in Four Different Asian Countries

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are important in many ways for food security, livelihoods, and health of small farmers and forest dwellers in the developing world. Often they are traded internationally and in some cases the majority of a given product crosses international borders.Given the importance of NTFPs for many vulnerable groups, and the knowledge gap […]

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A Gender Assessment Study on Bamboo-based Rural Development and Utilization Activities – a Case Study in Yunnan, China

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.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Impact Assessment of Bamboo Shoots on Poverty Reduction in Lin’an, China

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 […]