TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

New Postdoc from Cameroon

Jude Kimengsi in Tharandt

Hi there! I am Jude Kimengsi from Cameroon and joined this November the Tropical Forestry team at TU Dresden as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

I hold a PhD in Development Geography with a focus on natural resources and development. I have cross-cutting research interests on institutional aspects in livelihoods and forest conservation, comparing co-management experiences and improvement strategies (country and regional cases), and agroforestry practices.

I will be joining the institute to Read More

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

Evans Kyei counting trees

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 assessment was carried out in 2008 to understand land use, vegetation cover, soil erosion issues and usage of soil and water conservation structures to inform project activities.

I am Evans Kyei, a student of Bangor University in the UK and TU Dresden in Germany (in the joint SUTROFOR program). Read More

Open Position in WoodCluster project

Within the new project WoodCluster, we are offering  a research assistant position with the possibility to qualify for PhD. Application deadline is 5 May 2017. More details are available on the website of TUD.

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

Keynote speech of Bina Agarwal about supporting women in agriculture

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 this year, the Tropentag 2017 was held in Bonn, Germany, from 20 to 22 September, under the motto “Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts”. We, Pyi Soe Aung and Maxi Domke, two current PhD students traveled from Dresden to Bonn to represent our institute. In Bonn, we got support from Pedro Pardo Villegas, Read More

How to design innovations for the Vietnamese bamboo sector?

Group of the Hanoi workshop, 3-7.07.17, Vietnam

Since April 2017 the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products (TUD) has actively developed the “CLIENT II – International Partnerships for Sustainable Innovation” Definition Project on optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam. It aims to promote international partnerships in the field of climate, environment, and energy. The Definition Project will prepare a larger 3 years project to be submitted jointly to the Read More

Summer school workshop on natural resource based rural development in Africa

Students discussion about Africa’s development

What is the role of natural resources in rural development? What are the roles of natural resources in addressing sustainable developmental goals? What are the future paths for rural development? Are there any success stories or failures of natural resource based development? A team with researchers and students from our institute of International Forestry and Forest Products joined other teams in Bonn at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute to discuss these themes as part of the AGEP Developmental Debates. Read More