INBAR Honour Day at the Beijing Horticultural Exhibition 2019

A group of senior policy makers and diplomatic representatives gathered to celebrate the Honour Day of INBAR at the Beijing Horticultural Exhibition (Beijing Expo 2019). The day was filled with speeches and performances in the ‘Bamboo Eye’ Pavilion and Garden.

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Inaugural INBAR Scholarship Programme
In June, INBAR hosted 20 scholars from 16 countries for a 12-day-long training programme focused on ‘bamboo value addition and strategic planning.’ The participants also visited Anji, in Zhejiang province, to learn about China’s bamboo industry.
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In June, INBAR attended the annual meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). INBAR prepared a briefing note about bamboo for sustainable development and the history of China’s bamboo sector.
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Supporting European Sustainable Horticultural Chain Management
On 17 June, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Beijing co-hosted at event at the INBAR Garden at the Beijing Expo 2019, on ‘Sustainable Horticultural Chain Management.’ The event focused on how to create sustainable plant-based value chains.
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Finalists Announced: 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition
As part of the Expo 2019, INBAR is co-hosting the 2019 International Bamboo Construction Competition (IBCC 2019), which invited students to explore the construction applications of bamboo. Our finalists have been invited to build their designs this July.
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INBAR joins the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
In late April, INBAR attended the Belt and Road Forum as a new member of the International Green Development Coalition. This high-level meeting was a chance for INBAR to lay out its ambitious ideas on the green development of the Belt and Road.
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The Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture visits INBAR HQ
On 30 April, the Ethiopian Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Mr. Oumer Houssein Oba, made an official visit to the Headquarters of INBAR. The Minister and his delegation toured INBAR’s product showroom and met with INBAR’s Director General Mr. Ali Mchumo.
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INBAR’s online library houses the latest research, assessments and policy studies conducted by INBAR as part of our ongoing project work, or as a contribution to our main focus areas. In 2018, INBAR published close to 60 publications related to bamboo, rattan and their uses.
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A review of INBAR’s work in 2018 from around the world, including the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress, is now available in French and Spanish.
This manual, developed by INBAR, provides clear instructions for technical staff on how to conduct bamboo forest inventories and bamboo carbon assessments.
A briefing note, prepared by INBAR for CCICED, introduces bamboo’s potential for environmental protection, and the development of the sector in China to date.

INBAR has published an English translation of Ecuador’s 2018-2022 National Bamboo Strategy, which sets out guidelines for the sector’s development.

INBAR collates news from around the world about bamboo and rattan sector development. For more regular information, readers can follow us on social media.
  • ‘Bamboo can strengthen and diversify the incomes of smallholder farmers Sri Lanka’, Daily FT. Experts spoke at a workshop about the potential of bamboo for Sri Lankan socio-economic development. Read the article here.
  • ‘Rwanda turns to bamboo for packaging material’, The New Times. Rwanda has partnered with China Bamboo Aid Project to import bamboos for use in industry packaging. Read the article here.
  • ‘New policy to root for bamboo harnessing in Kenya’, Business Daily. An article introducing Kenya’s new Bamboo Policy, which is being developed to boost the sector. Read the article here.
  • ‘Bamboo in Ethiopia: can it help stimulate its economy while at the same time help achieve REDD+ objectives?’, UN-REDD Programme.  Analysts look at bamboo’s ability to stimulate economic development while achieving climate change mitigation goals in Ethiopia. Read the article here.
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