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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘Conservation and Communities’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 1 Issue 2

Volume 1 Issue 2: Conservation and Communities The second issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update explores the complex, interwoven relationships between bamboo, rattan, and the species which depend on these plants, including humans.  Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation at Los Angeles Zoo, reflects on his experiences working with giant pandas, and on the intimate, evolving relationship between […]

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INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

Resumen anual de INBAR 2018

El resumen anual 2018 describe las actividades, programas y publicaciones de INBAR.

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

A Manual for Bamboo Forest Biomass and Carbon Assessment

While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. Fast growing, with a high rate of carbon storage and a wide spread across the tropics and subtropics, understanding the dynamics of carbon cycle in the bamboo forest ecosystem is critically important for […]

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Bamboo and Sustainable Development: A Briefing Note for the CCICED

Why is bamboo so important for sustainable development, and what can other countries learn from China’s management of the bamboo sector? This short briefing note introduces bamboo’s potential for environmental protection, and the development of the sector in China to date. It was prepared by INBAR for the China Council for the 2019 Annual General Meeting […]

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports



INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Properties of East African Bamboo

East Africa has abundant bamboo resources. Understanding the physical and mechanical properties of these bamboos is crucial for developing appropriate value chains. Under the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme, bamboo resource assessments were undertaken in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, using remote sensing technology and market and value-chain studies.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Remote Sensing-Based Regional Bamboo Resource Assessment: Vietnam

This Working Paper analyses the bamboo stocks present in Vietnam, using remote-sensing methodology. The assessment finds that there are 1.5 million hectares of pure and mixed bamboo forest in Vietnam, accounting for over 10% of the country’s total forest area and 5% of the total country area. This assessment was conducted as part of the Global Assessment […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

El bambú y la Iniciativa de la La Franja y la Ruta – hoja informativa

El bambú y el ratán están distribuidos de manera amplia y abundante en los países a lo largo de la Ruta de la Seda Marítima del Siglo XXI y el Cinturón Económico de la Ruta de la Seda. El bambú y el ratán son altamente compatibles con los objetivos generales de la Iniciativa de La […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Pourquoi le bambou est-il important pour l’initiative « La Ceinture et La Route? » Fiche descriptive

Le bambou et le rotin poussent en abondance dans les pays situés le long de « la Route de la soie maritime du 21e siècle » et de « la ceinture économique de la Route de la soie ». Le bambou et le rotin sont parfaitement compatibles avec les objectifs généraux de l’initiative « Une ceinture, […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Pourquoi le bambou est-il important pour lutter contre le changement climatique? – Fiche descriptive

Le bambou couvre environ 30 millions d’hectares dans les zones tropicale et subtropicale à travers le monde[i]. Il s’agit d’une ressource extrêmement stratégique – mais encore largement inexploitée – pour lutter contre les effets négatifs du changement climatique. [i] Organisation pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO). Évaluation des ressources forestières mondiales 2010. FAO : Rome, Italie.

INBAR Publications - General Information

El bambú y el cambio climático – Hoja informativa

El bambú cubre un estimado de 30 millones de hectáreas a lo largo de las zonas tropicales y subtropicales. Es un recurso extremadamente estratégico, pero hasta ahora poco aprovechado, para que los países combatan los efectos negativos del cambio climático.