International Network for Bamboo and Rattan(INBAR)
room 8 Fu Tong Dong Da Jie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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Conduct physical, mechanical, chemical and anatomical tests for the two indigenous East African Bamboo Species

IATI Identifier: XI-PB-402-Activity1.2

Published on IATI
  • date_range Feb 01, 2017
  • autorenew Closed (Status)

2 native species of Uganda (Yushania alpina and Oxytenanthera abyssinica), 1 native species (Yushania alpina) and 1 introduced species (Dendrocalamus asper) of Kenya were tested for their physical, mechanical, chemical and anatomical fibre properties to determine their suitability for different types of products. The tests will be conducted at International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, China in collaboration with Nanjing Forestry University - which has a highly modern test equipment. Four bamboo specimens (36 pieces’ each) of three species (Yushania alpina, Oxytenanthera abyssinica and Dendrocalamus asper) were collected from Kenya and Uganda from the most representative bamboo producing areas and the samples were delivered to ICBR. Based on the testing, a report on the physical, mechanical, chemical and anatomical property were published. The report can be found at:


Participating Organisations

International Center for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), CHina Government Implementing
Kenya Forest Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Government Implementing
National Forest Authority, Uganda Government Implementing


Transaction Value Provider
Type Date


98,190 USD
  • 92,633 EUR (Valued at Apr 10, 2017)
    date_range Feb 01, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
access_time Updated on May 05, 2020 04:42:39
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