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Overview of India Consultative Day and Role of Red-R


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An interview of the India Consultative Day and role of Red-R India, by Sarbjit Singh, Jogyakarta Consultative Forum, 26 June, 2008.

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Overview of India Consultative Day and Role of Red-R

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  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction of Red R India and their role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarbjit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red R India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement in HBP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Overview of the HB consultative day in India </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who attended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanitarian Specialists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo Specialists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red r support staff and HB P </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we did </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tour of Bamboo plantation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tour of Bamboo construction facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What we achieved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo Treatment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo Harvesting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo Construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What the group felt needed to happen going forward </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Background of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarbjit, Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involvement in Bamboo Project </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>The day included representation from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanitarian professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HB project support staff (Red R India and Dave </li></ul></ul>Name Organisation Email Contact number Dave Hodgkin [email_address] +62 81392099666 Sarbjit Singh RedR [email_address] +91 9822652075 Charudatta Pendse RedR [email_address] +91 9325512342 Mandar Vaidya RedR [email_address] +91 9422942197 Siddheshwar Mahesh ARTI [email_address] +91 243903488/24392284 Enamul Hoque Oxfam [email_address] +91 9899978922 Narendra J. Zende ARTI Phattan [email_address] [email_address] +91 2166 225200/249874 Shrinivas Khare S B Fibres [email_address] +91 9422350590 Meenu Manjal RedR [email_address] +91 9975268351 Esther Shaylor [email_address] Pradeep Bhaward [email_address] +91 9998673316 Sujata Kodag RedR [email_address] +91 9822290761 Praveen Kumar Pawar RedR [email_address] +91 9423568721 Loren Lockwood Caritas Swiss [email_address] +62 81533101593
  5. 5. <ul><li>Travel to location above Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo plantation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo product workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary school built from bamboo composite materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion and workshop </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. School built with composite bamboo roof trusses and posts
  7. 7. Bamboo Plantation
  8. 8. Bamboo composite factory and research facility
  9. 9. <ul><li>In-depth discussion and notes on: </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment systems </li></ul><ul><li>Harvesting </li></ul><ul><li>Jointing systems </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Bamboo treatment discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Is treatment always required? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency use, No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional uses, Maybe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent uses, Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If required what treatment is best? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on a wide range of factors, different treatment systems suit different applications </li></ul></ul>
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  12. 12. <ul><li>In an emergency, chopping the whole clump is acceptable </li></ul><ul><li>Though best practice is clearly good clump management </li></ul><ul><li>Good clump management greatly increases productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest as per harvest cycles chart, </li></ul><ul><li>Only harvest culms over 2 yrs old and under 5yrs old, </li></ul><ul><li>Thin out older culms </li></ul><ul><li>take care with new shoot areas </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest all culms, during dry season </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest what ever you need when you need it </li></ul>Worst practice Best practice Clump decimation Bangladesh
  13. 13. First 3-5 months growth period Next 12 months Toughening period 2-5 years, harvesting period Beyond five years decaying 2 1 3 Life Cycle 4 <ul><li>Harvest during non-rainy/growth season </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest at Dawn and Dusk when Sap levels are low, but visibility is sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest when the moon is at its smallest, as this is a low sap time </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest culms older than 2 years and less than 5 </li></ul>Rainy season Moon cycle Low sap period Daily Midnight 6pm 6am Midday Low sap period Low sap period
  14. 14. <ul><li>Bamboo Jointing discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nodal placement is much more critical than “fastening” choice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All culms should have a node “after” or on the joint </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional pegged and rattan structures suit small shelters, whilst bolts are best for large structures </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local traditions should be encouraged and reinforced </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adequate bracing is critical to joint strength </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Bolts Peg & Ratan Natural fibre rope Nylon rope Wire Nails Worst practice Best practice