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Category: Africa


Natural Resources and Human Security – Participation in an Interdisciplinary Workshop

An international workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” on hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate took place on 18 and 19 July in Landau at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Jude Kimengsi and Maxi Domke, both Postdocs, participated…

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Investigating smallholder farmers’ silvicultural practices and markets through MSc research in Tanzania

I am Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry Course. I just returned from my fieldwork in my home country Tanzania. My research focuses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Smallholder and their Relation to the timber market in Mufindi…

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Researching Medicinal Plants in Ethiopia

In spring 2019, Katharina Vöhler, a Geography bachelor student at the TU Dresden, went to Ethiopia to do field work under the framework of the Phyto-Wood Synergies project. In the following, she reports her experiences doing research on medicinal plants. 

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New publications on forests and livelihood in Cameroon

  Dr. Jude Kimengsi, our post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Tropical Forestry, has recently published two articles about the linkages between forestry and livelihood diversification strategies, such as beekeeping and eco-tourism, in Cameroon. This has enriched the research activities…

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Joint field work for BSc resarch in Uganda

As the second team of students of the forestry department at TU Dresden, we, Veith, Pauline and Julia were in Uganda from October to December 2018 for conducting research within the WoodCluster Project.

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Agroforestry adoption and diffusion – a doctoral research in Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Dagninet Amare. I come from Amhara Region, Ethiopia and I am doing my doctoral thesis on agroforestry practices in Ethiopia; looking at it from the lens of the innovation system and farm level analysis. Last summer…

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