Category Archives: Africa

Successful MSc defense of the role of on-farm trees in Ethiopia

On 1st December, Ysabel Perdomo from Paraguay, she successfully completed her MSc studies with the defense of her research topic “The role of on-farm trees in Sidama Zone, Southern Region, Ethiopia”. This study of smallholder farms with the special focus … Continue reading

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Completion of MSc research with a financial analysis of woodlots in Ethiopia

Shibire Bekele, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry studies, successfully defended her MSc research. She did a “financial analysis of smallholder farmers’ woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems and its implications for household income improvement” for a local case study in … Continue reading

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New Postdoc from Cameroon

Hi there! I am Jude Kimengsi from Cameroon and joined this November the Tropical Forestry team at TU Dresden as a Postdoctoral Fellow. I hold a PhD in Development Geography with a focus on natural resources and development. I have … Continue reading

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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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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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