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Author Zhu, Zhaohua, author.

Title Sustainable bamboo development / Zhu Zhaohua, Jin Wei
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 287 pages)
Contents The Imbalanced Status of Bamboo Development in the World -- The Co-efforts of the IDRC, IFAD and a Number of Countries in Promoting Bamboo Sectors in the World, and the Establishment of INBAR -- The WBO and WBC as Important International Cooperation and Exchange Platforms -- The Impacts of International Training Activities in China on World Awareness of Bamboo and its Roles -- The Development of Bamboo Industries in Bamboo-producing Regions -- Difficulties in Bamboo Industry Development Still Exist in Some Countries and Regions -- The Purposes of the Book -- Bamboo is One of the Easiest to be Sustainably Managed (Self-renewable) Plants -- Bamboos Are Fast-growing with High Productivity and Economic Value -- Bamboos Are Important Members of the Ecosystem -- Bamboo Materials Have Certain Advantages Over Tree Timbers, which They Can Widely Replace and So Reduce Deforestation -- Bamboos Play Important Roles in Supporting Human Lives, and Have a Splendid and Long Cultural History -- The Specialities of Bamboo Use in Environmental Beautification, and in Landscaping and Gardening -- Summary: Bamboos and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) -- Resources Are the Foundations of Bamboo Industry Development -- An Elaborate Bamboo Development Plan Is Key to Avoiding a Detour -- Product Development and Structure Optimization -- Demonstration Sites: the Guarantee for Success -- Policy Support: Key to Sustainable Development of the Bamboo Sector -- Personnel, Institutional Capacity Building and Multi-participation -- Market Development -- Pay Attention to Bamboo Product Innovation and the Sector's Life Cycle -- Identify a Strategic Plan Suitable for Local Conditions and Characteristics -- Explore the Breakthrough Point of Bamboo Sector Development -- The Status of Bamboo Resources Is the Fundamental Basis of the Bamboo Sector -- Pay Attention to the Development Planning of Enterprises Before Investing -- The Government Should Play an Active Role in Bamboo Sector Development -- Annex 1: Abstract of the Development Plan for China's Bamboo Industries (2013-2020) -- Geographical Distribution and Characteristics of Bamboo Resources in China -- Current Development of the Bamboo Industry in China -- Developmental Plans for the Chinese Bamboo Industries -- Key Tasks for China's Bamboo Industries -- Annex 2: Report on a Chinese Consultancy for The Bamboo Company in Vietnam -- Introduction -- Problems and Solutions -- Technical Problems in the Processing of Bamboo Flooring and Possible Solutions -- Suggestions to the Company's Production Management -- Possible Future Chinese Cooperation with the Company
Summary This book with four chapters aims to analyse and summarize the experiences of successful and failed cases in China and other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and, based on the analysis and summaries, provide some key views and suggestions on how to develop the bamboo sector in a sustainable way. The first chapter provides a brief analysis of, and introduction to, the features of bamboo plants is given, including their strong renewability, their fast-growing and high biomass production characteristics, and their important ecological functions, including water and soil conservation, role as a carbon sink and in carbon storage, and adaptability to climate change. The second chapter introduces bamboos as plants that have very special features, and make contributions to ecology, the environment and human beings that are far more than people can imagine. The third chapter of the book discusses the bamboo sector. Finally, the last chapter emphasizes that all bamboo developers should develop their own featured bamboo sector or products according to specific local conditions and characteristics. This approach is also applicable to those countries, regions or enterprises that are just starting bamboo development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bamboo -- Economic aspects
Bamboo -- Economic aspects.
Biomass production.
Carbon sequestration.
Climate change.
Forest products industries.
Non-wood forest products.
Plant ecology.
Soil conservation.
Form Electronic book
Author Jin, Wei, author.
LC no. 2017031464
ISBN 1786394022