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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 - Working Papers

Potential of Bamboo for Renewable Energy: Main Issues and Technology Options

This Working Paper provides an overview of the bioeconomic potential, technology options and opportunities of bamboo for bioenergy production. As such, this report aims to support relevant decision-makers and the bamboo sector stakeholders in their understanding of the potential and challenges of bamboo to meet key requirements towards the development of sustainable bioenergy supply chains. […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo as a Plastic Alternative: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can replace everything from single-use plastic to durable materials such as PVC. Part of INBAR’s series of fact sheets.



INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Country Profile of Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Implementing Sustainable Management for Bamboo Forests in Kenya

The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change mitigation potential of implementing sustainable forest management in the indigenous bamboo forests in Kenya. It was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Análisis costo-beneficio de la incorporación del bambú en sistemas ganaderos y lineamientos de política para su uso en Colombia

El objetivo del presente estudio es contribuir a la incorporación y uso del bambú en sistemas silvopastoriles en Colombia a partir de un análisis costo-beneficio de los sistemas ganaderos y el desarrollo de lineamientos de política. Esto permitirá una mejor gestión del recurso bambú y del manejo de los sistemas ganaderos buscando siempre la sostenibilidad […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

A Review of International Bamboo and Timber Trade Regulations: A Multijurisdictional Study

The report aims to present and summarise the timber regulations applicable in different jurisdictions, analyse their impact on the trade of bamboo and bamboo products, and identify possible opportunities for facilitating the commercialisation of bamboo and its derived products.

INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

‘The Future of Rattan’: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 2 Issue 2

Volume 2 Issue 2: Out of the Woods? The Future of Rattan Soane Britain’s Lulu Lytle traces the journey of rattan from tropical forests to Titanic furniture, as it becomes a sought-after material for furniture in western markets; GreenBone CEO Lorenzo Pradella analyses how rattan bone replacement could reshape the future of bone surgeries; and Professor Terry Sunderland considers […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Pellets for Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Ghana

This policy brief is intended to inform a range of stakeholders, including national and regional policymakers, private sector actors and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo into pellets for renewable energy in West Africa.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo for Charcoal Production in Africa: Experiences from Ghana

This policy brief is intended to inform regional and national policymakers, private sector actors, and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo resources into charcoal for renewable energy in West Africa. It provides some successful case studies of the use of bamboo for charcoal production, and its contribution to sustainable livelihoods, in several communities […]