International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (2456-9992)

High Quality Publications & World Wide Indexing!

Industrial Uses Of Highland Bamboo In Selected Cities In Ethiopia

Volume 3 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition
[Download Full Paper]

Saifu Amanuel, Zhang Caihong
Highland bamboo, Industrial uses,
Bamboo is an alternative construction material to substitute the declining supply of wood raw material in the construction sector and this study aimed to assess its amount and industrial use type in cottage and medium scale bamboo industries. The study was done in Injibara town and Addis Ababa city in Ethiopia; a snowballing sampling technique was used and both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources. Descriptive statistics showed that except the two medium-scale bamboo industries, most of the cottage scale bamboo furniture industries processed insignificant share of the country’s huge bamboo resources and this study also found that most of the cottage factories in the study areas used bamboo culms for classical furniture products such as sofa, chair, stool, table and shelf, bed, etc. whereas only two medium-scale bamboo industries used bamboo for advanced products such as boards and floorings.
[1] Bay, A. (2003). NTFP extraction from allocated forest lands. in Forest Products. Vietnam: Bamboo (Neohouzeaua dullooa) production and trade in Cho Don.
[2] Bay, A. (2004). NTFP extraction from allocated forest lands. Pp 335–346 in Forest Products, Livelihoods, and Conservation: Case studies of Non-timber Forest Product systems, Volume 1- A . Cho Don, Vietnam: Bamboo (Neohouzeaua dullooa) production and trade.
[3] Consult, L. (1997). Study on sustainable bamboo management. . Hamburg, Germany.: Technical Cooperation Ethiopia-Germany.
[4] Ensermu Kelbessa, Tamrat Bekele Alemayehu and Gebrehiwot Gebremedhin Hadera. . (2000). A socio-economic case study of the bamboo sector in Ethiopia: An analysis of the Production-to-Consumption system. Addis Ababa.
[5] Getachew Desalegn1* and Wubalem Tadesse2 . . (2014). Resource Communication.Resource potential of bamboo,challenges and future directions towards sustainable management and utilization in Ethiopia. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y . Ethiopia: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y .
[6] Hatsay, A. (2015). The trend of forest cover change in Ethiopia. . 6.
[7] Kant, S. (1996). Integration of biodiversity conservation in tropical forest and economic development of local communities. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 4(1–2), 33–61.
[8] MEFCC. (2018). National Forest Sector Development in Ethiopia. . UNDP, 28.
[9] Melese, S. M. (2016). Importance of Non-Timber Forest Production in Sustainable Forest Management and Its Implication on Carbon Storage and Biodiversity Conservation in Case of Ethiopia. Journal of Biodiversity & Endangered Species, 2.
[10] Moard. (2013). Training Manual for Bamboo Stand Management and Utilization. Addis Ababa.
[11] UNEP. (2016). The contribution of forests to national income in Ethiopia and linkages with redd+. . UNEP, 3-12.
[12] Wikipedia. (2015, June Moday). http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Addis Ababa. Retrieved from Wikipedia,the free encyclopedia.
[13] Wikipedia. (2017, March 20). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injibara . Retrieved from Wikipedia.
[14] Yetnayet. (2012). Evaluating transport network structure: a Case study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
[15] Yigardu Mulatu & Mengistie Kindu. (2010). Status of bamboo resource development,utilization, and research in Ethiopia: A review. München: Technische Universität München.
[16] Zenebe Mekonnen, A. W. (2014). Bamboo Resources in Ethiopia: Their value chain and contribution to livelihoods. Ethnobotany Research & Applications. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 12:511-524 (2014),, 12:511-524 .
[17] Zewditu. (2017). Propose corresponding solutions to the identified problems in Injibara Town, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Injibara, Ethiopia.
[18] Zhaohua, Z. E. (2001). Sustainable Development of the Bamboo and Rattan Sectors in Tropical China. International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR). (p. Proceedings No. 6.). Tropical China: INBAR.