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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

Socioeconomic Study for the Bamboo Sector in Costa Rica

This socioeconomic study of the bamboo sector in Costa Rica. This sector is extremely small, and its development depends on the specific politics that the current governments adopts, particularly in relation to housing which is one of the most viable uses of bamboo in the country.

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Uncovering the Green Gold of Indonesia: A Design Research on Bamboo’s Potential

In this research three discrete factors were explored in order to discover possible approaches to the development of this abundant natural resource. The three factors were: the contribution of advanced technology and improved treatment methods to improve bamboo’s material performance; the appropriate use of human resources through the application of appropriate technology; and the introduction […]

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Bamboo in Abra: An Investigation of the Production-to-Consumption System

From May 1999 through November 1999, a study of the Abra bamboo production-to-consumption system was carried out. The study covered the 2 systems existing in Abra – one for round poles, and the other for crafts. The results are presented within the body of this report, problems and constraints to the systems are identified and […]

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Rattan and Bamboo in Uganda: A Study of the Production to Consumption Systems

In Uganda, rattan has long been collected from natural forests for domestic use and for trading in local markets, with a small amount exported through unregulated channels. This study examines the production-to-consupmtion systems of sector and makes recommendations for improvement.

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Bamboo Production-to-Consumption Systems in Tanzania

Bamboo has been increasing in importance as an NTFP in Tanzania over the last two decades. This study examines the production-to-consumption systems in the country, identifying constraints in the chain, and making recommendations for a better framework.

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Production-to-Consumption Systems: A Case Study of the Bamboo Sector in Kenya

The bamboo case study was conducted in various parts of the country with the aim of obtaining information on the bamboo production to consumption systems. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. The data covered aspects such as social and demographic factors of the various local communities, policy and legal issues, stakeholders’ analysis, constraints, […]

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A Study of the Production-to-Consumption System of Rattan in Ghana

The study was principally designed to provide a thorough understanding of the rattan production-to-consumption system in Ghana. It was also to identify constraints in the sector and recommend possible development interventions that will transcend these  constraints and ensure sustainable development of the sector to particularly, improve the livelihood of the rural stakeholders in the country. […]

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A Socio-Economic Case Study of the Bamboo Sector in Ethiopia: An Analysis of the Production-to-Consumption System

The study seeks to contribute to the sustainable management and use of the bamboo sector in Ethiopia. Its immediate objectives are: 1. To provide a picture of the supply and use patterns of highland and lowland bamboo; 2. To design an appropriate intervention model in support of increased income and employment benefits to those engaged […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Socio-economic Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption System of the Rattan Sector in Cameroon

To reflect the importance of rattan as a non-timber forest product (NTFP), this study was commissioned to the Limbe Botanic Garden by INBAR. The major objective was a) to study the Production-to-Consumption System (PCS) of the rattan sector in Cameroon, b) to identify problems faced by various actors and c) to identify development interventions for […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Socio-economic Issues and Constraints in the Bamboo and Rattan Sectors: INBAR’s Assessment

This document highlights the emerging issues in bamboo and rattan that have relevance to INBAR’s programmatic approach to socio-economic development of rural and marginalized resource-poor communities. Using information from INBAR’s 11 production-to-consumption studies from South and Southeast Asia (6 bamboo studies from China, India, Nepal and the Philippines, and 5 rattan studies from Indonesia, Laos […]