TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

Oberlausitz: Harvesting the beauty and benefit of the landscape

Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia) is a mesmerizing area situated in between the eastern part of Saxony, western Poland, and southern Brandenburg. Here, it also can be found Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft Biosphere Reserve which has been admitted by UNESCO since 1996 because of the largest pond region in Germany combined with the man-made landscape for sustainable utilization. Read More

Smallholder Forestry in Tanzania – My research about a local business

Beautiful landscape in Makete district

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. Read More

Examining forest sector interdependence in Ethiopia

Plantation of Grevillea Robusta in the Jimma area

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, specialized suppliers, service Read More

Lecture in the DAAD Scholarship-holders meeting “The importance of integrating local knowledge in environmental research”

The German Academic Exchange Service organize meetings again this year for all DAAD scholarship holders who commenced their studies or research work in Germany in the winter semester 2016/17. In the course of these events, we had the chance to meet, share our experiences and make new contacts with some 600 other DAAD scholarship holders. Academic lectures and a cultural programme also took place during this weekend, and you will have the opportunity to personally meet DAAD representatives from the departments responsible for your scholarship. Read More

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

Agroforestry system

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 under the WoodCluster project and supervised by Prof. Jürgen Pretzsch from TU Dresden and co-supervisor Dr. Tsegaye Bekele from Hawaasa University, Read More

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

Enjoying the time with the kids.

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 system, and the role of trees in farms. Evaluation of the farms that applied agroforestry practices in the Sidama Zone, Southern Region of Ethiopia. Read More