Successful doctoral defense of La Thi Tham on Acacia hybrid value chains in Vietnam

On Monday, April 19th 2021, La Thi Tham successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled “A transition towards higher value uses of natural-resource based products: Case study of value chains and impacts on rural livelihoods of Acacia hybrid timber in Central Vietnam”. With Summa Cum Laude, Tham has performed an outstanding defense and overall research work!

Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy

My name is Fredy Polo and I have started working as a Research Associate at the Tropical Forest Chair of the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products from 1 April 2021. As part of this position I will join the newly constituted Research Group “International Forest Governance and Multilateralism” to work under the supervisionContinue reading “Meet our Peruvian PhD student working on international forest policy”

The Republic of Tatarstan celebrated the International Day of Forests

Prof. Albrecht Bemmann greeted (virtually) his colleagues as well as students and pupils in the Republic of Tatarstan who had gathered at the Faculty of Forestry of Kazan State Agricultural University for the International Day of Forests. This is not the first year that the Republic of Tatarstan celebrates the Day of Forest with theContinue reading “The Republic of Tatarstan celebrated the International Day of Forests”

“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”

ASTAT: a two-day video conference on the project results in 2020

Workshop within the ASTAT project scheduled for December 2020 took place online due to the global pandemic. Project partners from Dresden, Tharandt, Kazan and Saint Petersburg met in a format of video conference on two days – December 09 and 11 –  and exchanged opinions on the current state of research and plans for 2021 underContinue reading “ASTAT: a two-day video conference on the project results in 2020”

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”