The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an international organization established in 1997, by Treaty. As of December 1998, INBAR's Establishment Agreement had been signed by 12 countries (Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines and Tanzania). INBAR's mission is to improve the social, economic and environmental benefits of bamboo and rattan. INBAR supports and coordinates core programmes in scientific research and technology generation, and sustainable development programmes providing bamboo and rattan solutions for people and the environment. INBAR programmes link partners from the government, non-government, academic and corporate sectors with knowledge and technologies that directly improve the well-being of people in developing and developed countries.
INBAR publishes an ongoing series of Working Papers and Technical Reports, occasional monographs, reference materials and the INBAR Newsmagazine. It also provides an online library featuring relational databases on bamboo and rattan products, organizations, projects, experts and scientific information.
Financial support for INBAR's programmes is provided by the Governments of China and the Netherlands, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan
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