Category Archives: Africa

MSc research in Kenya: An assessment of how land degradation has changed

Widespread land degradation has been threatening the capacity of the Sasumua catchment, located in Nyandarua county of Kenya, to supply a large percentage (20%) of Nairobi’s fresh water. In an attempt to halt land degradation in the catchment, a biophysical … Continue reading

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Bridging agriculture and forestry: Tropical forestry contributed to the Tropentag 2017 conference

The annual international Tropentag conference is a popular conference among researchers and students who are doing researches in the tropics. It offers particularly young researchers not only to present their work but also to look for networks and collaborations. For … Continue reading

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Master thesis research offer

Fairventures is a German NGO working with afforestation projects in the Tropics. It is linked with our WoodCluster project partner in Uganda, the Makerere University. They have ongoing and emerging projects and are seeking for MSc students doing there master-research.

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Summer school workshop on natural resource based rural development in Africa

What is the role of natural resources in rural development? What are the roles of natural resources in addressing sustainable developmental goals? What are the future paths for rural development? Are there any success stories or failures of natural resource … Continue reading

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Learning from German technologies for Africa

An excursion took our guests from Africa and colleagues from the TU Dresden to the Upper Lusatia near the Polish border. It was part of a symposium on wood-based innovation in August, organized by our institute. The excursion gave insight … Continue reading

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WoodCluster Status Workshop in Tharandt

Running a project requires continuous coordination and communication to ensure an equal and strong collaboration. Personal meetings are very important for that, particularly for cross-country projects. After the Kick-Off meeting of the WoodCluster project in Ethiopia in February this year, … Continue reading

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Smallholder Forestry in Tanzania – My research about a local business

My name is Oliver Duncker, I’m a forest science student from Germany and had a wonderful time doing the data collection for my bachelor thesis in Tanzania, in cooperation with the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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