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My SUTROFOR Experience in Nepal

SUTROFOR Team pose

SUTROFOR Team at the welcome ceremony in Kunjo (© Ana)


I am delighted to share my great SUTROFOR experience from Nepal. I was nominated by the Institute to serve as a Teacher/Supervisor for the Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) Spring School in Nepal.

The SUTROFOR is an Erasmus Mundus International Master Course which is organized and run by a consortium of five prominent European Universities in the field of forests and natural resource management. They include the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Dresden University of Technology (Germany), Agroparis Tech (Montpellier-France), Bangor University (UK) and the University of Padova (Italy) (for details, see: https://sutrofor.eu). Read More

Joint field work for BSc resarch in Uganda

As the second team of students of the forestry department at TU Dresden, we, Veith, Pauline and Julia were in Uganda from October to December 2018 for conducting research within the WoodCluster Project. Read More

Agroforestry adoption and diffusion – a doctoral research in Ethiopia

Acacia decurrens at different stages of growth

Acacia decurrens at different stages of growth (© Amare)

Hi, my name is Dagninet Amare. I come from Amhara Region, Ethiopia and I am doing my doctoral thesis on agroforestry practices in Ethiopia; looking at it from the lens of the innovation system and farm level analysis. Last summer (July 10 until August 25) I conducted a preliminary survey as part of the research to identify the sites and innovations for the first phase of data collection. Here are some insights from my field work. Read More

Tharandter foresters in India: An insight to the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve


Our guide and driver after a successful morning in the Reserve (© Acosta)

Attending a wedding in India is not what we imagined when we decided to study Tropical Forestry in Tharandt. But the opportunity to get to know people from all over the world brought us to a different longitude in the tropics. Each kilometer we flew meant it was the farthest we have been from our homes. The distance was not only perceived in kilometers, but in the cultural and landscape differences with our home countries, Colombia and Ecuador.

Not only that, but reencountering fellow foresters from the master program in such a unique environment seemed unbelievable to us. After an emotive and  colorful wedding, uncountable temples, crowded cities, masalas and chapatis, we arrived to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. A silent hidden treasure, that shelter a great number of rare species including threatened birds and a healthy population of tigers, the top predator of this ecosystem. Read More

Call for papers: “Environmental Non-migration: Framework, Methods and Cases” Conference in Dresden


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The first-ever conference on “Environmental Non-migrationcalls for papers! The abstract submission deadline is 31 March 2019.
The conference will take place at the Technische Universität Dresden on 19-21 June 2019.

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Success story of Tropical Forestry students: The Tropen Concept Group in Uganda

The real impact of our MSc course “Tropical Forestry” cannot be detected and evaluated in the classroom, but in the personal and professional development of our previous students in their career steps afterwards. In the beginning of this year, we were happy to learn about an initiative of four of our Alumnis from Uganda. They formed a company named “Tropen Concept Group” to bundle their expertise and knowledge on Agroforestry for consultancy and project work. In the following interview two of them, Minsi Babeku and Vianny Ahimbisibwe, explained us their motivations, targets and which influence their MSc studies in Tharandt had on this activity. Read More