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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

Bamboo Emergency Shelter Construction Manual

This manual explains how to construct an emergency shelter using locally-available bamboo.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

A Manual of Bamboo Furniture Making

The basic technique of traditional furniture making in China is called “Yu”. This technique involves making a bent mortise which ties the different components together and forms a strong framework. This manual provides a practical step-by-step guide to producing Yu style furniture, from selecting the bamboos to use, to finishing and producing various additional design […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Press Release: GABAR Launch

A statement from the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan for green development to the World Forestry Congress in Durban on the potential of bamboo and rattan for rural communities in creating local economic growth, new income streams, regenerating degraded lands and forests.

INBAR Publications - General Information

INBAR Strategy 2015-2030: From Research to Development

INBAR’s Strategy 2015-2030 aims to carry the message of the promise of bamboo and rattan as practical and economically attractive options in building sustainable solutions to the challenges of future development of producers and users of these products. The Strategy focuses on INBAR’s efforts in four main areas: policy shaping, representation and advocacy, knowledge sharing […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo in Sustainable Contemporary Design

This book explores contemporary design of bamboo products, and their relation to sustainability. It outlines the concept of sustainability and the basics of the bamboo plant, before delving into processing resources, infrastructure, and the various products bamboo is used to make.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Construction in Bhutan: A Feasibility and Market Study

The study assesses potential structural market applications for unprocessed, round culm bamboo which is locally available and relatively inexpensive, and thus well-suited for applications in rural settlements. Although engineered bamboo panel and lumber products that have similar properties to equivalent timber products are produced in other Asian countries, such as India and China, and could […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Forests Beyond Trees: NTFPs as Tools for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) contribute to livelihoods of about 2 billion poorest of the rural and urban poor, and are among the most valuable plant resources for present and future food security. They provide food, fuel, medicine and incomes, and keep traditional knowledge alive. NTFPs have an important role in forests and – consequently – […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Methodology for Carbon Accounting and Monitoring of Bamboo Afforestation Projects in China

While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, which provide specific details for measuring trees, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. This report provides the underlying principles and guidelines with regard to the following: application range, design, eligibility, silvicultural practices, selection of carbon pools, greenhouse gas emission […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Review of Developed Western Markets for Bamboo and Rattan Commodities of Nepal

This report was produced as part of the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project to explore the market opportunities for bamboo and rattan products in Nepal.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Transporting, Storing and Filtering Water Using Local Resources: A Design Manual

In July 2012, the Canadian Federal Department of Environment awarded INBAR a new project working with communities in Ethiopia and Nepal to develop new technologies for storing, transporting, and filtering water resources. The project aims to scale up the use of local resources, such as bamboo, gravel and sand to alleviate the pressures caused by […]