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International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to improving the social, economic, and environmental benefits of bamboo and rattan. INBAR connects a global network of partners from the government, private, and not-for-profit sectors in over 50 countries to define and implement a global agenda for sustainable development through bamboo and rattan.

Country: 
China

Technologies from International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)

 

Woven bamboo products manufacturing unit, China

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan- INBAR priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. Therefore, a woven bamboo products unit is an excellent option for rural development in bamboo growing regions. The products may be primarily intended for agricultural use, such as baskets for vegetables or animals and winnowing trays for cereals, or they may be household products such as baskets, trays, jars, cases, lampshades, fans and mats.The following technology provides the different steps to establish a manufacturing unit.

Bamboo splitting and slivering unit, China, India

Bamboo splits and slivers are longitudinal sections of a bamboo pole (culm). They are the primary materials used for weaving a wide range of products. On a small scale they may be used for handicraft items and objects of daily use. On a large scale, one of the most useful products they can be woven into is the mats that are used to produce bamboo matboard. Often the splitting and slivering unit is established with very close linkages to the matboard factories and weaving facilities and weaving staff may be included in the unit. The unit offers consequently employment opportunities for unskilled, semi-skilled and technically trained personnel for its operation and management. Furthermore, establishing new plantations will benefit the environment and substituting bamboo for wood in products will help conserve natural forests.

Bamboo treadle pump, India

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. The following technology describes how to use Bamboo as a material for treadle pump instead of steel.

Community bamboo nursery, Philipines

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. Therefore, it is important to develop Bamboo Nurseries. The nursery enhances the livelihoods of poor, rural farmers and does so by drawing upon their own inherent plant cultivation skills. The following technology describes how to establish and to manage a bamboo nursery.

Community rattan nursery, Philipines

Rattan is an ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving rattan. A community rattan nursery is a cooperative venture between community members who all play a part in running it and all benefit from it.Collective facilities can be established for the benefit of all, such as central propagation facilities, advisers and machinery.

Homestead bamboo plantations, Bangladesh

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. Therefore, a homestead bamboo plantation can provide income-generating opportunities for family members and can build upon their own inherent plant-cultivation abilities. The bamboo culms produced may be sold for profit, of may be used within the family for value-adding activities, such as mat-weaving, agarbathi stick production, handicrafts or other products.

Rattan furniture unit, Malaysia

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan - INBAR priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. Nowadays furniture is manufactured in the raw material producing countries and so the benefits of the high value-addition that manufacturing imparts remain in the producing country. The following technology describes how to set-up a rattan furniture making unit and describes basic steps of furniture making, as well as financial aspects of setting up a furniture making unit, based on data and information
collected during a survey of some medium-sized rattan furniture factories in Malaysia. The information provided is meant for rural communities and individual investors.

Rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. Rattan is a natural material and degrades over time. Curing, bleaching and preserving the rattan adds value to the raw material, preserves it's unique qualities and improves its durability. This technology describes the methods use in severals Asian countries to preserve rattan.

Rattan pole steam bending, Philipines

Bamboo and rattan are ideal resources for development that integrates poverty reduction and environmental sustainability, and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo and rattan. The following paragraph technology the advantages of using the steam-bending technique instead of the blowtorch.

Bamboo toothpick manufacturing unit, China

Bamboo wood is relatively soft, not particularly dense, and is ideal for the production of toothpicks and INBAR’s priority is giving people at all levels the knowledge and skills they need for long-term development involving bamboo. The following technology describes how to establish a toothpick manufacturing unit.