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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 […]

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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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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 […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo and Climate Change Mitigation

Bamboo’s fast growth is one of its many attributes which make it a useful resource for mankind. It is also commonly seen as an indication of a high ability to capture and sequester atmospheric carbon and consequently mitigate climate change, in a similar way that trees do. This report analyses the work carried out to […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Boosting Biodiversity, Enhancing Yields

The INBAR-implemented Bamboo Biodiversity Project was one of eighteen projects under the umbrella of the 2007 – 2010 EU-China Biodiversity Programme. Working in the commercially-important Phyllostachys pubescens (Moso bamboo) and endangered Qiongzhuea tumidinodia (Qiong bamboo) forests, the project developed a series of management methods that maintain high levels of biodiversity in the forests, whilst enabling […]