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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 - Working Papers

Potential Distribution of Woody Bamboos in South, South-East and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia

This study was designed to produce a regional distribution map of all species of woody bamboos occurring in the Asia-Pacific region (South, Southeast and East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Australia). Qualitative data on distribution of woody bamboos were combined with data on existing forest cover. In the course of the study, 998 individual bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Potential Distribution of Rattans in Asia-Pacific and Africa

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Extensive Rattan Production-to-Consumption Systems in Southern Nigeria: A Case Study

This report is an extensive examination of the production-to-consumption system of rattan in southern Nigeria.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Cyanide in Bamboo Shoots

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.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Study of the Use of Bamboo in the Sericulture Sector in South India

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 Publications - Working Papers

Current Status and Prospects of New House Construction Materials from Bamboo

Bamboo is widely recognized as one of the most important non-timber forest resources because of the high socio-economic benefits from bamboo based products. Bamboo based products are widely used in housing, furniture, packing, transport and other fields. With the development of advanced processing technologies, the utilisation of bamboo-based construction materials has tended to replace the initially […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Biomass

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Evaluation of Bamboo Resources in Latin America

Latin America is the richest region of the Americas in terms of the diversity and number of woody bamboo species. Twenty genera and 429 species of woody bamboos are distributed from north-western Mexico to southern Chile. A listing of native woody bamboo species by country is provided in this work.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Institutions and Bamboo Production to Consumption System (A Comparative Study of China and India)

In the Indian forestry sector, bamboo is the most important sub-sector. Forests, in India, being in the state list of subjects for long time, and in the last two decades, there has been a drastic change in forest policy and the orientation of forest management in India. In the light of these changes in national policy, […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

China’s Bamboo Product Trade: Performance and Prospects

The proposed study is an integral part of the strategic agenda set by INBAR to conduct a series of research on bamboo economy in major production and trade countries through effective collaboration with local research partners. Aiming to give a thorough investigation on the subject of the Chinese bamboo product trade, it will collect and […]