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Bamboo Training Course/Workshop programme

Kunming and Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China 10-17
May 1998

Saturday 9 and Sunday, 10 May 1998

Arrival of participants in Kunming, China

Monday, 11 May 1998

9.00am - 10.00am

Opening Ceremony

1. Welcome - Professor Pei Shengji, ICIMOD

2. Introduction (Training Course): Professor Pei Shengji

3. Welcome: Dr Zhang Zongwen, IPGRI, Beijing

4. Congratulations from Professor Jiang Zehui, INBAR, Beijing

5. INBAR, by Dr I V R Rao

6. Address by Professor Wu Zhengyi, Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

7. Introductory remarks, IPGRI-APO, Dr V Ramanatha Rao

8. Address by Professor Hao Xiaojiang, the Director of KIB

9. Vote of Thanks, Prof A N Rao

10.00am - 10.30am

Tea break, group photo

10.30am - 12.00pm

Session 1: 3 Lectures

Chairman: Professor Pei Shengji

Topic 1: A general history of bamboo and their utilization in China (Professor Xueji Ru and Professor Yang);

Topic 2: Biogeography and taxonomy of bamboos (Dr. Li D. Z.)

Topic 3: Ecology and habitats of bamboos (both monopodial and sympodial) (Mr Wang Kanglin)

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch in KIB dining hall

2.00pm - 5.30pm

Session 2: 3 Lectures

Chairman: Professor A N Rao

- Conservation of bamboos, in situ, ex situ seed collection, storage and utilization (Dr Hui Chao Mao)

- Polyclonal plantations - advantages and disadvantages (Dr I V Ramanuja Rao)

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Tea Break

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Bamboos special to S W China, including Tibet, special topics of Yunnan (Professor Xue Jia Rang)

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Workshop dinner at Long Du

Tuesday, 12 May 1998

8.30am - 10.30am

Session 3:

Chairman: Dr Ratan Lal Banik

Germplasm Collection, Sampling methods and characterisation. (Dr S. Kochhar)

10.30am - 11.00am

Tea Break

11.00am - 12.30pm

Session 4:

Chairman: Dr Li D. Z.

Ethnobotany of bamboos in Yunnan (Professor Pei and Wang Kanglin).

Bamboo processing, industries and marketing - all aspects (Professor Fu Maoyi).

Strategies for collecting bamboo germplasm (Dr V. Ramanatha Rao

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Lunch in KIB Dining Hall

1.30pm - 3.30pm


Leave for Xishuangbanna (Details provided regarding flight, transportation at Kunming and from airport to Xishuangbanna garden).

Late night:

Reached Xishuangbanna guest house and rest.

Wednesday, 13 May 1998

Chairman: Prof Pei Shengji

9.00am - 12.00pm

1. Welcome by Director, Professor Xu Zaifu, Xishuangbanna Botanic Garden

2. Introduction to Garden, Ms Li Li Ming - Location, species diversity, bamboo collection, species variations. In situ and ex situ bamboo collections etc.

Visit to bamboo collections at the garden till lunch time.

Session 5:

Chairman: Dr. Sas Biswas

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Country reports - Bangladesh, Thailand, China

Genetic Diversity of woody bamboos - Their conservation and improvement: Professor A N Rao

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Tea Break

Session 6:

Chairperson: Ms Cristina A Roxas

4.00pm - 7.30pm

Country Reports: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Nepal

7.30pm - 8.30pm


Thursday, 14 May 1998

Field Trip (Whole day). Details announced

Friday, 15 May 1998

Session 7:

Chairperson: Dr E Widjaja

8.00am - 9.15am

Country Reports - Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Vietnam

9.15am - 12.10pm

Lectures on rattan (Professor Pei and others) Discussion on research priority areas. Vote of thanks to the garden staff. Concluding remarks Lunch

Return to Kunming after lunch and visited bamboo gardens on the way.

Saturday, 16 May 1998

8.30am - 12.00pm

Overall view of the activities, impressions and remarks by the resource persons and participants; evaluation reports.

1. Closing Ceremony - Chairman: Prof Pei Shengji

2. Introduction by Professor Pei Shengji

3. Summary of the Evaluation Reports by Dr Ramanatha Rao

4. Brief Review of the Workshop - Professor A N Rao

5. Remarks by the participant, Dr P Rungnapar

6. Open Discussion - Comments by some of the participants

7. Address by Professor Yang Fu Cheng, the President of the Southwest Forestry College

8. Distribution of Certificates to participants by Professor Xueji Ru

9. Closing Remarks and vote of thanks by Professor Pei Shengji

Afternoon: Sightseeing and shopping

Sunday, 17 May 1998

Departure of participants to their respective countries.

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