Category Archives: Research

Smallholder Forestry in Tanzania – My research about a local business

My name is Oliver Duncker, I’m a forest science student from Germany and had a wonderful time doing the data collection for my bachelor thesis in Tanzania, in cooperation with the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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Examining forest sector interdependence in Ethiopia

I am Busha Teshome, working on my doctoral thesis with the topic Cluster analysis of the forestry sector in Ethiopia. My research contributes to the WoodCluster project at our university’s institute. A Cluster is a geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, … Continue reading

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My research stay in Ethiopia: I learn from the indigenous knowledge of the local people

I am Shibire Bekele from Ethiopia, Studying MSc. In Tropical Forest Management in TU Dresden, Germany. I am working in my master thesis on financial analysis of smallholder’s woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems in Southern Ethiopia. The thesis is integrated … Continue reading

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The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia

I am Isabel from Paraguay, I came to study in Germany, and I ended up doing my fieldwork in Ethiopia.  For us who love forestry the world is small, we are all connected somehow. My research is about the agroforestry … Continue reading

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MSc field research experiences in Uganda

Why spending only one month on the actual fieldwork? Is it sufficient? Will you get adequate data? These were some of the many questions running through my mind. In my MSc thesis, I want to investigate the decision-making of farm … Continue reading

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Study trip to the highlands of Ethiopia

All of us had heard about Ethiopia, none of us had ever visited the country at the Horn of Africa before. The Institute of International Forestry and Forest products at Technische Universität Dresden offered an interesting research project under the … Continue reading

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Succesful Doctoral Defense of Francois Jost

Congratulations to Dr Francois Jost on his successful defense of his doctoral thesis on “Sustainable livelihood strategies for risk reduction in the Andes”! For this special event, Prof. Lojka from the Czech University of life science in Prague was invited/visited … Continue reading

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