Useful References

  • Balamu, P.B., 1998, Reinforcement of Soils with Natural Fibre Sisal, MSc Thesis, Birmingham University, United Kingdom.
  • Brenters, H., and Romijn, H., 2002, A sub-sector approach to cost-benefit analysis: Small scale sisal processing in Tanzania, Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, Working paper 02/04.
  • Brouwer, W.D., 2000, Natural Fibre Composites in Structural Components: Alternative Applications for Sisal?, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Fairbanks, M. and Detrick, R., 2000, Hesperaloe funifera - an excellent reinforcement fiber for mechanical paper grades, TAPPI Journal, November, Vol. 83, No. 11
  • FAO, 2001, Consultation on Natural Fibres: Sisal Production and Marketing in China – Retrospect and Prospect, FAO Headquarters, Rome, 12-14 December 2000
  • FAO, 2005a, Intergovernmental group on hard fibres, Sixth Inter-sessional Consultation on Fibres, 2 December 2005, London
  • FAO, 2005b, Committee on Commodity Problems, sixty-fifth session, Rome, Italy, 11-13th April 2005
    FAO, 2007, Consultation on Natural Fibres, FAO Headquarters, Rome, 1st Febuary 2007.
  • Hurter, W., 2000, Sisal Fibre: Market Opportunities in the Pulp and Paper Industry, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Johnson, T. N. F., 1996, World Fibre Demand, 1980-2050. Textile Asia, August
  • Karus, M., Kaup, M., and Lohmeyer, D., 2000, Study of Markets and Price Situation of Natural Fibres, Nova Institute, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe
  • Kenyan Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA), 2005, Kenya’s sisal industry 2005, Nairobi
  • Kozlowski, R., 2000, Green Fibres and Their Potential in Diversified Applications, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Landon, V., 2000, A Review of the Market in Traditional Sisal and Henequen Products (Especially Agricultural Twines and General Cordage) and an Assessment of Future Potential, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Mackie, G., 2000, Overview of the Various Alternative Uses of Sisal, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • NDA, 2004, Crops and Markets, Department of Agriculture, Directorate of Agricultural Statistics, Pretoria
  • Nkuba, F. (1999) ‘Study Tour Report for Visits to Brazil, Mexico, USA, and Germany 3rd April-24th April 1999’, Report prepared for UNIDO, Mimeo, Tanga.
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  • Sabea, H., 2001, Reviving the Dead: Entangled Histories in the Privatisation of the Tanzanian Sisal Industry, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, Vol 71 (2), pp 283-313.
  • Shamte, S., 2000, Overview of the Sisal and Henequen Industry: A Producers' Perspective, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Smith, R., 2000, The Potential Market for Sisal and Henequen in Geotextiles, Common Fund for Commodities and FAO, Proceedings from the seminar on alternative applications for Sisal, Rome 13 December 2000
  • Unterstell, N., and Alves, M.A., 2006, Who’s fortune is it – at the bottom of the pyramid?, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo Business School, Brazil
  • Van Dam, J.E.G., 1999, Optimisation of methods of fibre preparation from Agricultural Raw Materials, Agrotechnical Research Institute, Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • Van Dam, J.E.G., and Bos, H., 2005, The Environmental Impact of Fibre Crops in Industrial Applications, ATO - DLO, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Vasile, S., and Van Langehove, L., 2004, Automotive Industry: A high Potential Market for non-wovens sound insulation, Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol 3 Issue 4, 2004.