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Category: Africa


Organization of smallholder forestry – a MSc study in Tanzania

I am Ombeni Hingi, from Tanzania, an MSc. Tropical Forestry and Management student at TU Dresden in Germany. I am doing my master thesis research on “Smallholder Farmers, Support Organizations, Their Linkages and Influence on Woodlots Development in Mufindi District,…

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Meeting our MSc Alumni: Minsi and Patience in Uganda

Trips to our project partner countries are always an opportunity to meet Alumni from our MSc course Tropical Forestry in Tharandt and promote the course to interested students. In March, we travelled to Uganda for the WoodCluster project. There, we…

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WoodCluster Research Kick-Off in Uganda

Uganda is one of the project countries of our project on wood-based bio-economy focusing on small-scale farm production. In March, a TUD delegation with two staff members, Prof. Gerald Kapp and Maxi Domke, and three students (MSc and BSc level)…

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Field Work Training for Africa at TU Dresden Campus

Research work needs to be well prepared and trained in advance to ensure methodological transparency and reliability. But what to do when the research area is thousands of kilometers away in Africa, and the data collection time is limited? The…

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Invasive species in Namibia – a BSc research report

I am Daniel Oberhauser from Germany and I traveled to Namibia where I investigated how invasive plants can be removed from a national park by bringing local communities on board. With this research I completed the BSc Forest Sciences at…

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WoodCluster: Behind the Scene

The WoodCluster project is entering its second year! Carrying out an international, multi-stakeholder project not only requires rigorous research, but also a lot of coordination and management. On January 17th 2018, the WoodCluster team at the Chair of Tropical Forestry…

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