Cooperative Research Programme
After two-month cooperative research work, Dr. Seyoum Kelemwork Haile, who is from the Ethiopia Forest Products Applied Research Centre has completed the 2007 Open Fund Research Programme of the ICBR Key laboratory and gave a speech entitled "Research on Anatomical Structure of Ethiopia Lowland Bamboo Species" on 16 Jan 2008. The report describes the status of development and application of Ethiopia lowland bamboo, as well as his own research results.
Prior to the meeting, Prof. Yue Yongde, Executive Deputy Director General of ICBR, together with some scientific researchers held a special meeting with Dr. Haile. The two sides had a deep discussion and exchanges ideas on strengthening the cooperation in the field of bamboo and rattan between ICBR and Ethiopia Forest Products Applied Research Centre, and other African countries, and believe that bilateral or multilateral applications for international projects could provide more personnel training and technology transfer for African countries .