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Product Development and market assessment of bamboo boards using Indian Species

Recently in March 2015, CIBART has been awarded for a Project titled “Product development and market assessment of bamboo boards using Indian Species” by Sir Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai. Across the World, bamboo is used industrially for a range of applications. CIBART is partnered with NRTT in identification, selection, processing, designing, trialling and making bamboo based board furniture using Indian species and addressing value chain issues in promoting bamboo boards and industrial application.

Introducing and Popularizing Pre-fab Bamboo Buildings in India

Construction and structural application of bamboo has been proven to be a success in International geographies. Designing bamboo building and constructing, has always been a challenge in India. CIBART is recently awarded for a Project on “Pre-fab Bamboo buildings” by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, in March 2015, to promote bamboo as a structural material and popularize bamboo buildings and further take this initiative to a substantial scale where it can make significant impact in the lives of rural communities.

An Innovative, Scalable and Pro-poor Home Cooking-based Charcoal Production Value Chain for Women

CIBART had been awarded with an innovative household charcoal production value chain project in May 2013 by International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and supported to establish institutional systems, machineries and standards. This is operational in Vyara, Tapi district, Gujarat.

Uttar Pradesh

BAMBOO RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHERN FLOODPLAINS OF INDIA

CIBART is implementing a livelihood promotion and bamboo plantation programme with support from Sir Dorabji Tata Trusts in Eastern UP districts since July 2015. Broad goal of the project is to improve realization of potential of bamboo based livelihoods for the farmers and artisans in northern floodplains of India & enhance the livelihoods through integrated farming and techniques.

Gujarat

Bamboo Livelihoods Business Enterprise Project

CIBART is presently engaged in a replicable and scalable sustainable livelihoods development project based on bamboo in South Gujarat under the Development Support Agency (D-SAG), Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat since August 2009. Technical backstopping support and overall project supervision from INBAR, this project intends to work at each level of the bamboo value chain from resource building through processing to marketing and enterprise development. The purpose is strengthening bamboo production and processing by South Gujarat tribal, enabling commercial market linkages towards sustainable employment, enhanced income and improved quality of life. CIBART established two high quality Common Facility centres for processing and furniture production, one hi-tech tissue culture nursery and one traditional nursery for plants propagation and nurturing in the operational districts. Continuous skills building training programs for the artisans, support in homestead plantation, plantation with farmers, block and boundary plantation, making bamboo structures and training activities accomplished in the three operational districts.

Bamboo furniture training in Mandavi, Tapi, Gujarat, to tribal members

With Project Administration, Mandvi in Tapi district’s support, intensive four months’ bamboo furniture training imparted to bamboo artisans in Mandvi in 2011. 30 artisans received training inputs in furniture making and trained on new furniture designs.

Tool Kit Project in Dangs, Gujarat

In 2012, CIBART implemented an Improvised Tools Kit project in one of its operational districts, Dangs. With support from the Project Administration, Dangs, 100 bamboo artisans were identified and provided with new, improvised tools kit for their daily working in traditional occupation and improving the income.

Global Marketing Initiative & Design Centre in Ahmedabad

Under technical guidance and funding support from INBAR, Global Marketing Initiative and Design centre in Ahmedabad was established in June 2008 and the purpose was to transfer designs and technologies from the GMI centre to the Action Research Sites in Tripura, Konkan, the Philippines, Ecuador and to IFAD loan projects. This project was implemented by CIBART during June 2008 to May 2011.

Himachal Pradesh

Common Facility Centre

CIBART had established a Common Facility Centre in Bagthan, Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh with initial funding supporting by DC (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for bamboo working machines. The purpose is to conduct training on bamboo crafts and bamboo furniture to improve livelihoods of bamboo working community and serving as a common facility centre for the bamboo artisans.

Development of the skills of rural members on bamboo crafts, products and furniture in HP

With funding support from DRDA, DWDO, NABARD, DIC, NBM, over 750 community members have been trained on bamboo crafts, bamboo furniture making and small products making since 2010 to date.

Tool kit Project in Himachal Pradesh

Period: In 2012, CIBART implemented an Improvised Tools Kit project in two districts Sujanpur and Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. With support from the District Rural Development Agency, Sujanpur, 45 bamboo artisans were provided with improvised tools kit and bamboo furniture making training. With funding support by DWDO, Mid-Himalaya, Hamirpur, 60 artisans were provided with new and improvised tools kit for their daily working in traditional occupation and improving the income.

Maharashtra

Baseline study and mapping of Bamboo resources

CIBART is awarded a project to study the baseline and mapping of existing resources in in identified areas of western ghat in perspective of using the resources in commercial products by J.R.D.Tata Trust. CIBART with its implementing partner KONBAC in Western Ghats, facilitated the baseline study and mapping of Bamboo resources in identified areas of Western Ghats since October 2014.

Common Facility Centre

CIBART had established a Common Facility Centre in Kudal, Ratnagiri district with funding supporting by DC (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The purpose is to conduct training on bamboo crafts and bamboo furniture to improve livelihoods of bamboo working community and serving as a common facility centre for the bamboo artisans.

Establishment of community based bamboo technology research and development centre in the Konkan region (INBAR)

INBAR established one Bamboo Technology Research & Development Centre as a joint not-for-profit entity of INBAR, CIBART and KONBAC and other investing agencies. The goal of the centre would be to undertake pro-poor, innovative, and needs-based technology development and related R & D, besides upgrading existing ones.

Tripura

Gandhigram Agarbatti Livelihoods Centre

To develop the skills of rural members in Agartala, Tripura, CIBART implemented a project on establishing an excellence centre and over 2500 women members be a part of the centre and thereby creating additional avenues of employment for the rural people, with funding support from INBAR in 2008-09.

Agarbatti value chain development in Tripura

Increasing the economic benefits derived by poor rural women producers from the incense sticks value chain within the context of a sustainable environmental and resource base was the primary goal of this Project and with funding support from INBAR/ODI/IDRC (Canada), this project was implemented by CIBART during 1 Jan 2008 to 31 December 2010. Through the project initiatives, the monthly income increased from the pre-employment level of nearly 0.56 USD to 29 USD for full time workers. More employment and better incomes spurred multi-fold increase in the year-on-year production of batti in Tripura with benefits to all involved.

Madhya Pradesh

Develop financial stewardship institutional linkages with households in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, and build their capacity on incense stick production

CIBART has strong working relationship with NATIVE Development Services (NDS), a not-for-profit Sec.25 Company and with funding support from INBAR, CIBART implemented a replicable model of Agarbatti Value Chain Project in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, where institutional linkages have been developed and over 500 women participated in the agarbatti making process.