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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

BARC in Beijing: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 4

2022 was a banner year for bamboo and rattan. On 7 November 2022, the 25th anniversary of INBAR and the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) convened in Beijing, elevating bamboo and rattan to the global stage. This special issue of BRU commemorates the event, highlighting major moments from the Congress while summarizing […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

INBAR 25th Anniversary Album

The INBAR 25th Anniversary Album was written to commemorate INBAR turning 25. Inside, you will find an introduction and history of the organization, along with how INBAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Album also covers highlights from 10 major areas over the years. Colorful pictures can be found accompanying the […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative

The Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative, initially proposed by China and INBAR at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in June 2022, is now building serious momentum. In November 2022, at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) as well as INBAR’s 25th anniversary celebration, INBAR and the Government […]

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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 […]

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 […]