My research stay in Ethiopia: I learn from the indigenous knowledge of the local people

I am Shibire Bekele from Ethiopia, Studying MSc. In Tropical Forest Management in TU Dresden, Germany. I am working in my master thesis on financial analysis of smallholder’s woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems in Southern Ethiopia. The thesis is integrated under the WoodCluster project and supervised by Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch from TU Dresden and co-supervisor … More My research stay in Ethiopia: I learn from the indigenous knowledge of the local people

The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia

I am Isabel from Paraguay, I came to study in Germany, and I ended up doing my fieldwork in Ethiopia.  For us who love forestry the world is small, we are all connected somehow. What is your MSc thesis research about? My research is about the agroforestry system, and the role of trees in farms. … More The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia

Optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam

The Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products received a 60,000 EURO grant to prepare over six months a large collaborative bamboo research & development (R & D) project with Vietnamese and German partners from research and state institutions, as well as the private sector. The funds are provided by the German the Federal Ministry … More Optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam

DAAD Network Meeting 2017-04-17 – a Student Report

In 6th and 7th of April a special DAAD meeting took place in the city of Bonn: the network-meeting between the programmes “Development-related Postgraduate courses” (EPOS), the one which the Master of Tropical Forestry is part of, and the “Helmut Schmidt Programme – Master courses in Public Policy & Good Governance” (PPGG). Each year, since … More DAAD Network Meeting 2017-04-17 – a Student Report

Corporate Social Responsibility: Excursion to Zittau

On Friday 16th December, students of first and last semester of M.Sc. Tropical Forestry gathered together to take a train for an excursion to Zittau.  The team reached Zittau station by 10:30 am and started walking towards the city centre where the International Hochschulinstitut (IHI), a small institute of TU Dresden is located. This city, … More Corporate Social Responsibility: Excursion to Zittau

“Developing Carana” – a Teaching game

In the winter semester 2016/17, we used an innovative teaching method for the first time. That is, we played “Developing Carana”. This game is about making a plan for a rural development project. The players take the roles of the key local actors, as well as national authorities, and the external NGO driving the project. … More “Developing Carana” – a Teaching game