“There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting

How do institutions affect small-scale forestry at multiple levels? How does the institutional change process drive small-scale forest use/forest management? What could be the future orientations on organizational governance on small-scale forestry? Those are the overarching questions we strived to address during a panel discussion at the online 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3), hostedContinue reading ““There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting”

Welcoming one of our alumni to the CamForst Project

My name is Raphael Owusu, a national of Ghana. I joined the Institute of International Forestry and Forests Products as a Research Assistant in February 2021 to work with the research team for the CamForst Project. I am currently living in Dresden, after having completed the master course in Tropical Forestry at the Institute of International ForestryContinue reading “Welcoming one of our alumni to the CamForst Project”

Tanzania National Scenario Workshop within the WoodCluster Project

A scenario workshop involving national-level stakeholders is a vital research activity within the WoodCluster project that tackles the decision-making level. In this unprecedented year of 2020, we are happy that this activity has been successfully implemented. On November 27th 2020, our project partner in Tanzania, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), conducted the National Scenario Workshop inContinue reading “Tanzania National Scenario Workshop within the WoodCluster Project”

WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other. After being still confident to postpone activities for a few weeks or a few monthsContinue reading “WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused”

Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden

October 1st 2020 was an exceptional day for the institute. First of all, we transitioned from the 27-year leadership of Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch to Prof. Lukas Gießen. Our institute also changed its name to: “Chair of Tropical and International Forestry”. Second of all, we manifested one of our institute’s core philosophies – collective action –Continue reading “Discussing “Global Perspectives on Forests” at the Political Art Days Festival in Dresden”

A pilot project on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Uganda

I’m called Jjemba Bonny, an alumnus of MSc Tropical Forestry from Uganda. I completed my studies in 2019 and my research project was done on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Mubende District, Uganda. FMNR is a simple land restoration technique that involves regeneration and management of trees from living stumps, roots or naturally growing seedlingsContinue reading “A pilot project on Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Uganda”