Category Archives: Research

MSc research in Kenya: An assessment of how land degradation has changed

Widespread land degradation has been threatening the capacity of the Sasumua catchment, located in Nyandarua county of Kenya, to supply a large percentage (20%) of Nairobi’s fresh water. In an attempt to halt land degradation in the catchment, a biophysical … Continue reading

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Bridging agriculture and forestry: Tropical forestry contributed to the Tropentag 2017 conference

The annual international Tropentag conference is a popular conference among researchers and students who are doing researches in the tropics. It offers particularly young researchers not only to present their work but also to look for networks and collaborations. For … Continue reading

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Master thesis research offer

Fairventures is a German NGO working with afforestation projects in the Tropics. It is linked with our WoodCluster project partner in Uganda, the Makerere University. They have ongoing and emerging projects and are seeking for MSc students doing there master-research.

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Learning from German technologies for Africa

An excursion took our guests from Africa and colleagues from the TU Dresden to the Upper Lusatia near the Polish border. It was part of a symposium on wood-based innovation in August, organized by our institute. The excursion gave insight … Continue reading

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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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