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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 […]

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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 - Working Papers

The Climate Change Challenge and Bamboo: Mitigation and Adaptation

This Working Paper explores how bamboos can help us a resource to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change by: absorbing and storing carbon; protecting forests and watersheds; insulating environments against extreme weather; providing low-cost, green housing and infrastructure; providing cleaner biofuels; providing renewable, sustainable resource for generating incomes; and increasing the range […]

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Review of Traditional Designs and Technologies of Bamboo and Rattan Products in Nepal

With the financial assistance from the Common Fund for Commodities, through the execution of INBAR and the technical support of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Nepal’s Department of Forest Research and Survey has been implementing the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project since 2005, with the overall objective of […]

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Mainstreaming Pro-Poor Livelihood Opportunities with Bamboo

An INBAR report on mainstreaming pro-poor livelihood opportunities with bamboo featuring case studies across Asia and Africa and a variety of products.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Breaking Barriers and Creating Capital

In 2003, an action research-based development programme using local bamboos for benefitting poor rural communities in the Konkan Division in Maharashtra State, India, was set up by INBAR in partnership with CIBART. This publication describes how the initiatives at the Konkan Action Research Site (ARS) first seeded and then nurtured growth. It analyses how the […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Market Potential of Bamboo and Rattan Products

Over the past decade since INBAR became the International Commodity Body for Bamboo and Rattan of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), INBAR has pioneered the establishment of a number of CFC-funded value chain projects in bamboo and rattan in Asia and Africa that show real improvements in the incomes generated by the producers within […]

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Cross-Border Value Chains for Non-Timber Forest Products in Four Different Asian Countries

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are important in many ways for food security, livelihoods, and health of small farmers and forest dwellers in the developing world. Often they are traded internationally and in some cases the majority of a given product crosses international borders.Given the importance of NTFPs for many vulnerable groups, and the knowledge gap […]

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A Gender Assessment Study on Bamboo-based Rural Development and Utilization Activities – a Case Study in Yunnan, China

As the main output of a gender-specific field case study conducted in Yunan province, China, this paper provides a preliminary review and analysis of bamboo as both a forest resource and a livelihood means for rural people from the perspective of gender.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Impact Assessment of Bamboo Shoots on Poverty Reduction in Lin’an, China

This paper gives an overview of the development of the bamboo shoot sector in Lin’an district, Hangzhou province, China, over the past eighteen years (1985-2002) and the results of a case study on its effect on poverty alleviation. The large quantity of data presented convincingly illustrates the positive impact of the bamboo shoot sector on […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

El sector productivo y el mercado regional de la guadua en el eje cafetero colombiano

El presente informe describe el sector productivo de la Guadua en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia. Se puede observar que la Guadua juega un papel muy importante en la vida del Eje Cafetero, aunque su valoración no es muy alta y la aceptación social de la materia, especialmente como material para la construcción, no es […]