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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 - Technology Transfer Models

The Bamboo Furniture Making Unit

This Transfer of Technology Model (TOTEM) on the bamboo furniture manufacturing unit has been produced by Zhang Binyuan and Jiang Jingyan at Nanjing Forestry University, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for establishing and running a bamboo furniture making unit for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo Flooring Manufacturing Unit

        This TOTEM on the bamboo flooring manufacturing unit has been produced by Zhang Qisheng and Xu Bin at Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing shoot-producing plantations for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a raw material. It is intended to […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Homestead Bamboo Plantations

This TOTEM on Homestead Bamboo Plantations has been produced by Dr. Ratan Lal Banik at the Bangladesh Forest Research Institute. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing a homestead bamboo plantation for rural development in regions where bamboo is available as a raw material.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Medium and Large Scale Bamboo Plantations

This TOTEM on medium and large scale bamboo plantations has been produced by Xiao JiangHua and Yang XiaoSheng at the Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Fuyang, China. The report part of this TOTEM describes the technology for producing and establishing medium or large scale bamboo plantations for rural development in regions where bamboo is available […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

High-yielding Bamboo Plantations for Paper and Pulp Production

This TOTEM on high yielding bamboo plantations for paper and pulp manufacturing has been produced by the Research Institute for Subtropical Forestry (RISF) of the Chinese Academy of Forestry. It can be used in conjunction with the TOTEMs on Bamboo Papermaking, Homestead Bamboo Plantations, Medium and Large scale Bamboo Plantations and Community bamboo Nurseries. The […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Vulnerability of Bamboo Housing to Climate Change in the Coast of Ecuador

Bamboo housing present common deficiencies and risks, so this document strives to make it possible to define the problems related to this kind of housing and their effects, in order to provide effective solutitons to the process of adaptation to climate change and to reduce or eliminate traumatic effects for users. This document, which is […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo, a Sustainable Solution for Western Europe Design Cases, LCAs and Land-use

The report is targeted towards any stakeholder in the bamboo or wood production chain that wants to get a better understanding of the environmental sustainability of bamboo materials compared to alternatives. The environmental assessment also provides insight in the impact of each step in the production process on the overall environmental sustainability of a material. […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo Product Commercialization in the European Union

Despite the potential of bamboo as a fast growing renewable resource, the market for bamboo products in the West is still relatively small. There has hardly been any research on the commercialization of bamboo products from the perspective of consuming regions in the West, such as the European Union. Literature search and qualitative analysis of […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Industrial Utilization on Bamboo

Bamboo can be be sustainably utilized without destroying the ecological environment. This is a special disadvantage all woody plants lack. But compared with wood, bamboo displays a few disadvantages such as smaller diameter, hollow stem with thinner wall, and larger taper, which bring many problems and difficulties for bamboo utilization. Bamboo articles, which are made […]