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Bamboo Micro-propagation (Tissue Culture) Planting Material Production

        The technical manual, 'Handbook on Bamboo Micrco-propagation (Tissue Culture) Planting Material Production' will be used as a ready reckoner. It will help to establish, operate and manage microscale bamboo tissue culture production unit for bare-footed community lab technicians in Africa and elsewhere.

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Bamboo Green Feed for Livestock

This technical manual, Bamboo Green Feed for Livestock, is based on secondary sources and the primary field experiements of INBAR’s IFAD-EU funded South-South Knowledge tranfer strategies to scale up pro-poor bamboo livelihoods, generate income, create employment and manage the environment in Africa as part of the Phase II project in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia to […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Construction Manual for Bamboo

The translated third edition of this construction manual, first published in 2005, provides a basic, hands-on guide to using bamboo for construction: from choosing and treating the raw material, to putting together durable and safe structures. It draws heavily on experiences from the Andean region of Latin America, where bamboo is a historical construction material. […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Sustainable Bamboo Biomass Energy for Africa Project

This Transfer of Technology Model is aimed at providing farmers, households, communities, and micro small charcoal producing enterprises with basic information on bamboo charcoal production and utilisation, with special emphasis on brick kiln construction and operation. It outlines the basic activities involved in bamboo charcoal production and takes the reader through a stepwise construction and […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-8 TAN Coiled Bamboo Products

In Tripura, an ARS programme established by INBAR in 2002 has successfully developed technology for coiled bamboo handicrafts that enables rural artisans to engage in high valueadded production. The technology uses simple hand tools, processing machines and jigs to produce unique handicraft pieces with aesthetically pleasing finishes. At the local level, the Tripura Bamboo and […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-7 TAN Incense Stick Rolling

In 2002, INBAR set up an Action Research Site (ARS) in Tripura, India to develop bamboo processing and production techniques that utilize local resources for the establishment of rural enterprise. Since 2005, the programme has focused primarily on high value-added incense stick production, training poor, marginalized rural women to hand-roll incense paste (masala) onto bamboo […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-6 TAN Bamboo-based Low-cost Housing Technology

In Tamenglong district, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed a technology that enables rural communities to produce high-quality, low-cost housing using local bamboo resources. The project uses simple production techniques, which rely on the gradual transfer of weight from top to ground, enabling rural communities to participate directly […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-5 TAN Bamboo Charcoal Briquetting

In Tamenglong District, Manipur, India, an ARS programme, established by INBAR in 2002, has successfully developed processing technology, which enables rural communities to produce bamboo charcoal briquettes. The technology uses modified oil drum kilns to produce powdered bamboo charcoal, which is then mixed with binders and moulded into briquettes. The project benefits rural communities in […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-4 TAN Bamboo Bread Basket Production by Industrial Processes

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has organized a women’s self-help group (SHG) to produce industrial handcrafted bread (roti) baskets. These roti baskets, which are woven from machine-processed bamboo raw materials, are superior to traditional handicraft baskets, in terms of both quality and aesthetic value. The project has enabled rural women […]

INBAR Publications - Technology Transfer Models

Annex 11B-3 TAN Bamboo Crates for Fruit Packing Markets

In Kudal, Sindhudurg district, Maharasthra, KONBAC, an INBAR-established community-based NGO, has successfully developed bamboo packaging for the local mango fruit market. The crates, which were designed in consultation with mango growers, are made locally, using simple technology and processing techniques. Through the pilot production phase (2005-07), two work units have been established, providing livelihoods to […]