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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

Socio-economic Information on Rattan in Indonesia

This paper provides socio-economic information on Indonesia’s rattan sector. Indonesia has the largest rattan reserve in the world, with approximately 80% of the world’s rattan, mainly in Kalimantan, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Maluku and Irian Jaya. Studies indicate that there are at least 300 species of rattan growing in Indonesia. Rattan stems are generally used for producing […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Greening Red Earth Restoring Landscapes, Rebuilding Lives

In 2003, INBAR and Utthan took the initiative to review progress of a project which used bamboo for the environmental and socio-economic rehabilitation of villages devastated by brick mining, and presented it in a report entitled “Greening Red Earth”. Ten years on, and with land degradation seemingly an even more pressing concern, INBAR and Utthan […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Carbon Off-­Setting with Bamboo

Until recently, quantification methodologies and bamboo-specific examples in climate change mitigation were limited. To harness the untapped potential of bamboo for mitigation, INBAR and partners have made significant progress in developing methodologies for bamboo carbon accounting in an afforestation projects. In this publication, INBAR builds on previous work by introducing some of the latest developments […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Bamboo Production to Consumption System in Cameroon

This study forms part of INBAR’s efforts to develop the bamboo sector in Africa and the Central African subregion in particular, in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and local partners. The study’s main objective is to conduct and analyse the production to consumption system of Cameroon’s bamboo sector and identify potential […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Biodiversity in Bamboo Forests: A Policy Perspective for Long Term Sustainability

This report examines in depth the situation China is facing through the loss of biodiversity in commercial bamboo forests in China.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Farm and Forestry Production and Marketing Profile for Bamboo

This profile on bamboo, created as a part of the “Specialty Crops for Pacific Island Agroforestry”, describes bamboo’s uses, characteristics, propagation, cultivation, pests, disadvantages, commercial and small-scale production, yields, and markets.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

A Pathway Out of Poverty

This publication examines the effect that the introduction of bamboo incense stick production as a livelihood option has had in the employment and income levels of women in the rural subsistence economy of Tripura, India. The interventions by TRIBAC have resulted in: employment generation, enhanced income, increased production, and growths in opportunity.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Community Based Woven Rattan Products Manufacturing

This TOTEM on community based woven rattan products manufacturing has been produced at the Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Laguna, the Philippines. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing a community based woven products manufacturing units for rural development in regions where rattan is available as a raw […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Woven Bamboo Products Manufacturing Unit

This TOTEM on manufacturing woven bamboo products has been produced by Xiao JiangHua and Wu LiangRu at the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Fuyang, China. It may be used alone, or in conjunction with the TOTEM on the bamboo splitting and slivering unit, which has been produced by the Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo School Building

Bamboo has been used for the building construction for a long time. Throughout the world it is estimated that more than a billion people live in bamboo houses. Bamboo buildings are cheap, easy to construct and durable provided they are treated and used properly. Bamboo has proved to be a sustainable resource, which can be […]