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Training in the field – 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia

A week full of gaining and training knowledge on small-scale farm systems and wood value chains as well as intercultural experiences! The 2nd field school of the WoodCluster project took place from 29 July to 4 August in Ethiopia, organized…

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Agroforestry adoption and diffusion – a doctoral research in Ethiopia

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…

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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…

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WoodCluster project steps forward – Identification of the study village in Ethiopia

For advancing the WoodCluster research and higher education cooperation, two scientists from our institute, Prof. Pretzsch and Dr. Auch, met with the Ethiopian partner team from the Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources (Hawasa University) end of November…

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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…

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

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…

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