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Small-scale wood enterprises: MSc field work in Ethiopia

My name is Alexander Koch and I am a Master of Science student at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Here I study “Biological Resources”, which is a program that aims at studying the sustainable development of the Bio-Economy. Since…

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Forestry cooperatives for smallholders – Field research experience in Ethiopia

“Selam!” (‘hello’ in Amharic). I am Kendisha, a PhD student from Indonesia and a research assistant of the WoodCluster project. After participating at the WoodCluster Field School end of July, I remained in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia, to carry out the…

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Restoring Africa’s Landscapes – Takeaways from the Global Landscapes Forum and the Youth in Landscapes Camp – Accra 2019

My name is Pragyan Raj Pokhrel and I am a 2nd year Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) student in TU Dresden. On 25th October 2019, I travelled to Accra, Ghana to attend the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). I also delivered a…

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Successful MSc defense in WoodCluster project

Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry course, successfully defended his MSc thesis on 28 October 2019. The thesis focusses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers and their Relation to the Timber Market in Mufindi…

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Wood Value Chain and Market analysis in Chefasine

I am Redat Aysa Choramo from Ethiopia. I researched on wood value chain and market chain in Chefasine Kebele, Hawassa Zuria district , SNNP-Region, Ethiopia. This research was done under WoodCluster project sponsored by German government under DAAD as a…

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Farm Mapping Exercise at the WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia

One of the three thematic group activities conducted by participants of the 2nd WoodCluster Field School was the farm mapping and analysis, carried out under the supervision of Dr. Fritz Haubold from TU Dresden.  The team of seven was composed…

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