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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

The Bamboo and Rattan Sectors in Asia: an Analysis of Production-to-Consumption Systems

The Socio-economics and Policy Programme of INBAR was guided by a Working Group made up of senior social and natural scientists from government agencies and universities in Asia. The Group worked in coordination with Mr. Brian Belcher, then principal economist of INBAR, to set the research priorities and plans for the programme. For the initial […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Rattan in East and South Kalimantan, Indonesia: A Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption Systems

This case study on the rattan production-to-consumption systems in Kalimantan is part of an ongoing research on bamboo and rattan production-to-consumption systems in several Asian countries. It is aimed at identifying the flow of rattan from producer to consumer, studying various stakeholders’ involvement in the system, identifying their decision-making facilities and constraints, and suggesting an […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Natural Forest-based Bamboo Production-to-Consumption System: A Case Study from Central India

In view of the importance of bamboo to Central India in aiding subsistence and improving livelihoods, INBAR commissioned two studies on this region under its Socio-economics and Policy Program. This report provides a more general picture of the region, with emphasis on Madhya Pradesh, a major bamboo-growing state of India. This research project is based […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Status of Bamboo and Bamboo Craft in Karjat, India, and Strategies for Development

This report is the result of a two-year study and documentation project carried out to understand the place of bamboo craft in the life of tribal communities in the Karjat region of the Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India. It consists of two parts: 1. A status report on bamboo, giving an up-to-date appraisal of the bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Management and Utilization of Bamboo arid Rattan in Papua New Guinea

This study on the bamboo and rattan sector in PNG forms part of an ongoing INBAR Working Papers Series that focus on the socio-economics of productionto-consumption systems. The series is composed of studies that identify various stakeholders in the system, understand their decision-making facilities and constraints, and suggest suitable intervention programs for selected target groups […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Extensive Bamboo Production-to-Consumption Systems in Eastern Nepal: A Case Study

This report examines an extensive bamboo production-to-consumption system in the three-districts of Siraha, Saptari and Udaypur in the eastern Nepal – an area selected for its relative richness in bamboo resources .and for the existence of vibrant bamboo-based rural enterprises. The authors have recommended several measures for the development of the bamboo sector as a […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Ancient Grass, Future Natural Resource

The following is a documentation of information gathered from research on the National Bamboo Project of Costa Rica (Proyecto National de Bambu-PNB). This case study seeks to evaluate project operations because its success may be significant for all development practitioners concerned with housing shortages nationally, regionally or internationally. It may also be significant for practitioners […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo in Anji, China: A Case Study of an Intensive Production-to-Consumption System

This study was carried out in Anji County in Zhejiang, China under the auspices of the China National Forestry Economic and Development Research Centre and the Chinese Academy of Forestry. The research examined practical operations of new bamboo management and marketing systems, as well as bamboo’s contribution to the local community’s economic development. The study […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Philippine Rattan Sector: A Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption Systems

This research attempts comprehensive assessment of the Philippine rattan sector to identify strategic policy and research agenda for: (1) the sustainable development of the sector and (2) the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of those primarily dependent on it for income and employment. This effort supports the Philippine government’s initiatives to: 1. Promote the sustainable […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Rattan in Java, Indonesia: A Case Study of the Production-to-Consumption Systems

This study examines the various aspects of the rattan production-to-consumption system in Java: the stakeholders, opportunities, constraints, challenges and possible interventions to sustain the system. The study was conducted in the main industrial locations of Cirebon and Surabaya regions, Kuningan Forest District (where rattan collection takes place), and Cianjur and Sukabumi Forest Districts (where rattan […]