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Category: Africa


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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Success story of Tropical Forestry students: The Tropen Concept Group in Uganda

The real impact of our MSc course “Tropical Forestry” cannot be detected and evaluated in the classroom, but in the personal and professional development of our previous students in their career steps afterwards. In the beginning of this year, we…

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“Everything grows on Chefasine soil”: Progress of PhytoWood project in Ethiopia

After its inception in October 2018, the PhytoWood-Synergies project is moving forward. A workshop and a field visit to the study village in Hawassa Zuria District took place in January 2019. Now we will cooperate with 5 female and 5…

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