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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 - Technical Reports

Erection of Bamboo Scaffolds

In 1999, a research and development project titled ‘Bamboo Scaffolds in Building Construction’ was undertaken at the Research Center For Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering (RCATISE) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the support of INBAR. The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Design of Bamboo Scaffolds

The major objectives of the project are to promote the effective use of bamboo scaffolding in building construction through advancement and dissemination of structural bamboo technology. Both the established knowledge and the proven practice of bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong are formalized and documented as follows: a. Erection of Bamboo Scaffolds covering material selection, typical […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Designing and Building with Bamboo

This 140-page bamboo manual covers a very wide range of topics but features the outlines of the 18 seminar topics as presented by Dr. Jules Janssen. His outlines are detailed with accompanying calculations. There are also articles and recipes on cooking with bamboo, bamboo on the internet, bamboo in Hawaii, the bamboo flowering cycle, and […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Structural Adequacy of Traditional Bamboo Housing in Latin America

One of the most remarkable and successful attempt to revive bamboo housing, albeit with modern aspects, happened in Costa Rica. Dr Jorge Gutiérrez, who has been actively involved in the Costa Rican project, was invited by INBAR to examine the present day relevance of the traditional bamboo housing construction in Latin America. The result of […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

The Anatomy of Bamboo Culms

The interest being shown in bamboo since the 1980s has resulted in the accumulation of a considerable body of information through research on various aspects of bamboos, including the anatomy of the bamboo culm. There is, however, no comprehensive publication available on the anatomy of bamboo culm. This landmark monograph fulfils the need for a […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

The Role of Bamboo, Rattan and Medicinal Plants in Mountain Development

These proceedings of the workshop held 15-17 May, 1996 in Pokhara, Nepal focus on the roles of three important non-timber forest products – bamboo, rattan and medicinal plant – in the development of mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and beyond.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Considerations in Rattan Inventory Practices in the Tropics

Rattan – an economically and socially important plant to the rural population in many tropical developing countries and is in need of sustainable management initiatives. As inventories provide data crucial to management decisions, rattan inventories and research on inventory methods are important for sustainable management of the plant. This technical report is an outcome of the […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Insect Pests of Bamboos in Asia (Part 4)

The following illustrated manual describes insect pests of bamboo in Asia, recommends methods for integrated pest management and outlines entomological research on bamboo in Asia.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo Panel Boards: A State-of-the-Art Review

Bamboo in panel form is well suited to substitute wood and therefore, development/refinement of cost-effective technologies to produce bamboo-based panels is an important area of research. In 1990, the International Development Research Centre of Canada commissioned an evaluation on past research and research needs for bamboo and rattan. The report issued in 1991 indicated the […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Inventory Techniques and Assessment of Rattan and Bamboo in Tropical Forests

The status of rattans and rattan inventory in India is discussed briefly. The Kerala Forest Research Institute, as part of a research program is funded by IDRC, Canada, is currently involved in developing appropriate inventory methods for rattans. Based on these studies, various constraints in the design and execution of rattan inventory are discussed. The […]