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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

Local Tools and Equipment Technologies for Processing Bamboo & Rattan

Information on such local technologies, however, is restricted, localized and largely unpublished, and hence not easily accessible to other interested groups. This publication, although by no means exhaustive, is intended to fill this gap and help in the wider dissemination of the knowledge for the benefit of the rural poor, particularly women who are generally […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Genetic Enhancement of Bamboo and Rattan

Two INBAR Consultations, organized as part of the work of the Production Working Group (the first on identification of priority species and the second on constraints to production), had emphasized the need for genetic enhancement of both bamboo and rattan. As a result, an Expert Consultation was organized by INBAR and co-sponsored by FORTIP (FAO/UNDP […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

A Manual for Vegetative Propagation of Bamboos

The most endearing aspect of bamboo from the point of view of utility, perhaps, is that it comes almost ready-to-use. It could very well be that because of this singular feature, bamboo today is a much overexploited plant. The acute shortage, at least in some parts of the bamboo world, of raw materials has forced […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Constraints to Production of Bamboo and Rattan

The Research Advisory Group of INBAR, meeting in December 1993, noted that two areas relating to production of bamboo and rattan needed in-depth assessment. These were propagation and supply of planting materials and the sustainable management of natural stands. As a result, the INBAR Production Working Group and the Secretariat organised a research consultation in […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Methodologies for Trials of Bamboo and Rattan

A Consultative Meeting on methodology for trials of bamboo and rattan was held 23-25 February 1994 at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia at Serdang, Selangor. The objectives of the Meeting were to recommend to INBAR what can be done to promote the concept of regional trials of species and provenances and to develop a standardised methodology which […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo Preservation Techniques: A Review

A major drawback with bamboo is that it is not durable against wood degrading organisms. Thus, most bamboos used for structural purposes in rural and tribal housing deteriorate in a couple of years, putting heavy pressure on the resource, owing to increased demands for frequent replacements. This adversely affects the supplies of bamboo, even in […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Nursery Techniques for Rattan

The IDRC has once again taken the initiative, through INBAR, to promote development in rattan and bamboo. It is now in the process of preparing manuals on several topics on rattan and bamboo. One such manual is that on rattan nursery technology – the scope of this publication. A Guide to the Cultivation of Rattan has […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Priority Species of Bamboo and Rattan

An exercise to select bamboo and rattan species for further research was completed in 1993. This collaboration resulted in the first joint publication, between INBAR and IBPGR issued in 1994. The INBAR Bamboo Rattan Working Group on Genetic Diversity and Conservation decided last year to bring out a second edition of Priority Species of Bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Construir con bambú

Manual de construcción de construir con bambú “cana de guayaquil.”

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

China’s Bamboo: Culture, Resources, Cultivation and Utilization 中国竹类

This is a book about the culture, resouces, cultivation and utilization of China’s bamboo. It draws relevant knowledge from historical works on bamboos, absorbs recent achievements of bamboo research in China and other countries, and is bases on first-hand data from the editors’ own research and exploitation. This book is applicable to students of agriculture […]