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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 - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-1 TAN Production of Bamboo Pole Furniture

In Konkan, Mahrashtra State, India, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully set up a community-based furniture production unit, which makes high-quality aesthetically pleasing round-pole bamboo furniture. The furniture is currently sold to high-end hotels and resorts operating in the Goa tourist region, generating monthly incomes of US$100 for local artisans. At […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.10 TAN Developing the Bamboo Value Chain in the Littoral of Ecuador

Between 2003 and 2008, INBAR and local partners have implemented bamboo action research in several of Ecuador’s least developed areas, with the aim of promoting bamboo as an alternative source of income for poor rural households. The programme has focused on developing and validating pro-poor, bamboo technologies in Latin America, disseminating research findings and best […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.9 TAN Awareness Raising, Policy Development & Demonstrations – Mozambique

In 2004/05, as part of IFAD grant 774, INBAR began to undertake action research in Mozambique to replicate technologies and knowledge, which were developed in other countries and regions under IFAD grant 518 (2001-2004). Initial action research was focused on evaluating bamboo resources in Mozambique, providing policy recommendations, building stakeholders bamboo propogation capacity, and validating […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.8 TAN Demonstration Enterprises Kumasi, Ghana

The INBAR Action Research Site (ARS) programme in Kumasi, Ghana, was established in 2004 to demonstrate the potential that bamboo has to provide livelihoods for income generation. The ARS works through demonstration enterprise, which enable more effective and wider application of bamboo technologies to allow the rural poor to produce and process bamboo more effectively […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.7 TAN Development of Community Micro and Small Enterprises In Ethiopia

The overall goal of INBAR’s Action Research Site programme in Bule village, Awassa, South Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, Ethiopia is to develop rural community micro and small enterprises that utilise local bamboo resources  for livelihood development. As the programme is still in the development phase, the main objectives have been to a) raise […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.5 TAN A Design Centre for Upgrading Village-level Production in the Philippines

The Community Enterprise Development Project, also known as the “Design Centre Philippines”, was set up by INBAR to develop new processes for bamboo component and product production. The project has focused on promoting village-level production and alleviating rural poverty. To achieve this, the project has veered away from heavy capital investment in machinery. This has […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 2.3 TAN Creation of Village Cluster-based Enterprises – Manipur, India

The overall goal of INBAR’s Tamenglong ARS programme in Manipur, India is to develop village cluster-based enterprises that utilise local bamboo and rattan resources for livelihood development. The specific objectives of the programme are to a) develop pro-poor bamboo and rattan processing and production technology, b) create community institutional systems to manage and protect local […]

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

INBAR Statement to UNCCD

INBAR statement to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification on how bamboo can be a strategic resource to achieve land degradation neutrality.

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

INBAR Statement for COP 21

An INBAR statement to the UN Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) on bamboo and rattan’s benefits for climate-smart country action plans.

INBAR Publications - General Information

INBAR South Asia Strategy 2016-2020

This strategic plan outlines what INBAR intends to achieve in the bamboo and rattan sector of South Asia for development.