Bilateral meeting with Honduran agriculture and livestock chief
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by Austin
3d ago
Meeting at INBAR Headquarters highlights the importance of bamboo in Honduras for livelihoods, biodiversity, sustainable development, as well as the country’s willingness to pursue more robust collaboration with INBAR. On 5 July 2024, Prof. Jiang Zehui, Co-Chair of the INBAR Board of Trustees, met with H.E. Laura Suazo, Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, at INBAR Headquarters in Beijing. The two parties held talks on enhancing collaboration and exchange across bamboo and rattan sectors and promoting the accession of Honduras to INBAR. Jiang warmly welcomed Suazo to INBAR, int ..read more
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Contributing to workforce development and local green investments in Ecuador
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by Austin
3d ago
INBAR project in Ecuador reveals the immense potential of bamboo as a sustainable construction material.  Recently, INBAR developed a collaborative workshop in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the Amazon region of Ecuador to support indigenous communities in improving their skills and infrastructure for bamboo collection, preservation and storage. The objective was to help Amazonian communities adequately answer the call of the emergent bamboo construction market in the local economy. These collaborative endeavors exposed IDB to INBAR’s activities in the area ..read more
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Conference highlights bamboo for ‘conservation, restoration and livelihoods’ in India
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by Austin
3d ago
Three-day conference in Dehradun, India reveals the multifunctional potential of bamboo for addressing environmental and socioeconomic issues.  From 20 to 22 June 2024, a three-day conference was organized in Dehradun, India on “Living with Nature: Soil, Water and Society in Ecosystem Conservation.” The event was supported by the Indian Association of Soil & Water Conservationists, Dehradun, in collaboration with ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation, Dehradun, INBAR and the International Water Management Institute. During the proceedings, INBAR along with other part ..read more
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Bioeconomy, sustainable construction, plastic pollution and more: Bamboo at IUFRO World Congress
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by Austin
1w ago
Global recognition is growing for the vital role of bamboo in the forestry sector. A prominent event for global forestry just concluded, with INBAR playing an active role throughout the proceedings. The 26th International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23 to 29 June 2024. Under the theme, “Forests & Society Towards 2050,” the Congress hosted 4300 delegates from academia, governments, industry, NGOs and civil society from around the world to discuss technical and societal issues of forest-related research, policy-making and ..read more
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Spanish Cooperation comes to Ethiopia
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by Austin
3w ago
Visit in Ethiopia affirms Spanish Cooperation’s resolve to transforming lives with bamboo. With support from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), INBAR has been implementing a pilot project since 2023 on building the circular economy and climate change resilience through bamboo supply chain development in Ethiopia. The project is located in the southern region of Ethiopia, including Addis Ababa. Pablo Gan Quesada, Technical Advisor for Central and Eastern Africa, Mario Fanjul, Head of the Spanish Cooperation Office in Ethiopia, and Carmela Marquina De Sar ..read more
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Teaming up with UNESCO for sustainable consumption
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by Austin
3w ago
Outreach event in Chishui helps educate the public about the importance of green and low-carbon consumption. From 28 April to 2 May 2024, a public event themed “Green and Low Carbon Consumption at a World Heritage Site” was co-hosted by INBAR and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Regional Office for East Asia, with implementation support from the Chishui Forestry Bureau. The event took place at two locales: 1) the Chishui Danxia World Heritage Site; and 2) the Xiangzhanglin Square of Chishui City. The goal was to advocate for green and low-carbon ..read more
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Innovative approaches to assess carbon sequestration capacity of bamboo forests
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by Austin
3w ago
Webinar highlights new methodologies for assessing carbon sequestration capacity of forests. On 22 May 2024, the International Day for Biological Diversity of 2024, the World Meteorological Organization and INBAR, together with Zhejiang University of Technology, the New Zealand Institute of Geology and Nuclear Sciences, the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, and the China Meteorological Administration jointly held a webinar on the “Evaluation of Carbon Sequestration Capacity of Bamboo Forests,” sharing innovative approaches to assess carbon sequestration capacit ..read more
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‘Weaving’ the traditional with the modern in Chishui
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by Austin
3w ago
Workshop conjoins traditional bamboo-weaving skills with modern aesthetics to help transform livelihoods for rural women. From 22 to 26 April 2024, a training workshop was held at Jizhutang Training Center in Datong Town, Chishui, China. The workshop on Capacity Building on Innovative Pattern and Product Design of Bamboo Weaving was co-organized by INBAR and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with implementation support from Chishui Forestry Bureau and Jizhutang Training Center. The objective was to promote the development of creative bamboo-woven p ..read more
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Ecuador’s agriculture minister awards new bamboo certificates on good practices
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by Austin
1M ago
A new milestone is achieved in Ecuador’s sustainable management of bamboo in the Amazon. Recently, in the Ponce Loma community of northern Ecuador, high-level officials visited a bamboo storage and preservation center, awarding certificates to participants on good forestry practices with bamboo as part of an official ceremony. H.E. Mr. Danilo Palacios, Ecuador’s Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, led the delegation, visiting the Acero Vegetal Amazónico RAYU Bamboo Storage and Preservation Center of the Kichwa Women’s Association of Napo (AMUKINA) in the area. The event also included the p ..read more
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Workshop in Cameroon touts green business for climate change adaptation
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by Austin
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Training seeks to equip stakeholders in northern Cameroon with the skills to execute a sustainable business model. From 15 to 17 May 2024, the conservation services of Benoué National Park, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) collaborated with INBAR to successfully organize a workshop aimed at bolstering eco-business endeavors and addressing challenges that are hindering the success of restoration initiatives in northern Cameroon. Hosted in Garoua, the event brought together key stakeholders committed to enhancing local communities’ resilience to climate change through youth entreprene ..read more
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