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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

BARC in Beijing: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 4

2022 was a banner year for bamboo and rattan. On 7 November 2022, the 25th anniversary of INBAR and the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) convened in Beijing, elevating bamboo and rattan to the global stage. This special issue of BRU commemorates the event, highlighting major moments from the Congress while summarizing […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

INBAR 25th Anniversary Album

The INBAR 25th Anniversary Album was written to commemorate INBAR turning 25. Inside, you will find an introduction and history of the organization, along with how INBAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Album also covers highlights from 10 major areas over the years. Colorful pictures can be found accompanying the […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative

The Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative, initially proposed by China and INBAR at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in June 2022, is now building serious momentum. In November 2022, at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) as well as INBAR’s 25th anniversary celebration, INBAR and the Government […]

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INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Reporte post-sismo sobre estructuras de bambú, y recomendaciones para la reconstrucción con bambú en la costa Ecuatoriana

Un informe que cubre la alta tolerancia del bambú a las cargas sísmicas, cómo se pueden construir casas de bambú para que sean resistentes a los terremotos y cómo garantizar que las casas construidas con bambú tengan una durabilidad duradera. El informe también cubre la disponibilidad de suministros de bambú y cómo podrían mejorarse.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Design Guide for Engineered Bahareque Housing

This technical report is intended to be used by architects and engineers at both concept and detailed design. It is intended as a guide for designing and constructing engineered bahareque housing in both developed and developing countries around the world. The report provides guidance on design for sustainability, durability, fire, and structural (wind and earthquake) […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Grading of Bamboo

Currently, grading of bamboo is not implemented in a standardised or systematic manner, if at all. In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization, Coventry University and INBAR are drafting a grading standard. This INBAR Working Paper presents research into potential grading methodologies for one species of bamboo – Guadua angustifolia Kunth – and recommends criteria […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-8 TAN Coiled Bamboo Products

In Tripura, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002 has successfully developed technology for coiled bamboo handicrafts that enables rural artisans to engage in high valueadded production. The technology uses simple hand tools, processing machines and jigs to produce unique handicraft pieces with aesthetically pleasing finishes. At the local level, the Tripura Bamboo and […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-7 TAN Incense Stick Rolling

In 2002, INBAR set up an Action Research Site (ARS) in Tripura, India to develop bamboo processing and production techniques that utilize local resources for the establishment of rural enterprise. Since 2005, the programme has focused primarily on high value-added incense stick production, training poor, marginalized rural women to hand-roll incense paste (masala) onto bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-6 TAN Bamboo-based Low-cost Housing Technology

In Tamenglong district, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed a technology that enables rural communities to produce high-quality, low-cost housing using local bamboo resources. The project uses simple production techniques, which rely on the gradual transfer of weight from top to ground, enabling rural communities to participate directly […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-5 TAN Bamboo Charcoal Briquetting

In Tamenglong District, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed processing technology, which enables rural communities to produce bamboo charcoal briquettes. The technology uses modified oil drum kilns to produce powdered bamboo charcoal, which is then mixed with binders and moulded into briquettes. The project benefits rural communities in […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-4 TAN Bamboo Bread Basket Production by Industrial Processes

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has organized a women’s self-help group (SHG) to produce industrial handcrafted bread (roti) baskets. These roti baskets, which are woven from machine-processed bamboo raw materials, are superior to traditional handicraft baskets, in terms of both quality and aesthetic value. The project has enabled rural women […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-3 TAN Bamboo Crates for Fruit Packing Markets

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has successfully developed bamboo packaging for the local mango fruit market. The crates, which were designed in consultation with mango growers, are made locally, using simple technology and processing techniques. Through the pilot production phase (2005-07), two work units have been established, providing livelihoods to […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-2 TAN Resort and Housing Markets

In Konkan, Maharasthra, India an INBAR ARS programme has successfully established a bamboo construction enterprise, which targets the nearby tourism and beach resort market in Goa. In a two-year period, the enterprise has recorded sales of US$ 225,000. At the local level the project is implemented by KONBAC, a INBAR-established community-based NGO. KONBAC also works […]