Village technology is meant for practical implementation on of simple solutions. The idea was put into practice (Mahatma Gandhi) in recent history when introduced English technology did not benefit the poor, but rather replaced them as labor. It was meant technology should enhance the lives of the poor, rather then replace them as labor.
Much of the technology for successful implementation of bamboo as building material, poles, veneer or fiber has to be yet developed and or to be recovered from ancient times, when bamboo was rather normal to apply in daily construction work. All processing needed to convert the pole into a plank, we want to be local, as the people of Nicaragua are in need of stable work. Thus, all drying facilities, wood planers and gluing equipment must be easy to make, maintain, use and repair. Within this framework we would also like to conduct a voyage to find sustainable and biological processes for impregnation to enhance lifespan.
Various processes do exist to make bamboo more durable and resistant in outer construction circumstances. Such processes are energy consuming and or non biological agents are used for impregnation. We want to start as soon as possible with systematic research to reach same results without excessive energy consumption and with biological agents only. To achieve such, we are in close contact with people who might know.
At first, we will study the implementation of natural acids as agents to prevent rotting.