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Experiences and lessons learned from GLF Bonn 2020 virtual conference

On 3-5 June 2020, Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Bonn 2020 took place online. Two of our MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry students, Mariela Yapu Alcázar (from Bolivia) and Npoagne Issahaku Tawanbu (from Ghana), participated in the conference. Here they shared their…

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Experience being part of the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

Hi there! I am Pragyan, a student in the Sustainable Tropical Forestry Master program. Since the Earth Summit in 1992, it has been realized that the achievement of sustainable development requires an active participation of people from all corners of…

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Tropentag 2020 – Call for Papers

The international conference Tropentag calls for the submission of papers until May 3rd 2020. This year’s theme is “Can agroecological farming feed the world? Farmers’ and Acamedia’s View”. It will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 9-11 September 2020. Tropentag…

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Key Takeaways from Global Youth Forum 2020 on Cooperative Entrepreneurship

For doctoral candidates, attending continuing training to improve practical skills is essential, so as to not lose sight as what’s happening outside of academia. As my (Kendisha’s) doctoral research within the WoodCluster project is about forestry cooperatives for smallholders, I…

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Meeting of Experts in International Forestry Research and Teaching in Germany

The Chair of Tropical Forestry hosted the very first Section Meeting of International Forestry Research (Sektionstreffen Internationale Waldforschung) on 29 and 30 November 2019,. The section “International Forestry” itself is a unit in the umbrella organization Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten…

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Tree Banks, tree collateral & blockchain for Community Forest Enterprises at COP25

How can we incentivize smallholder forestry to engage in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)? Limited tenure and market access, long gestation periods, biotic and abiotic risks, marginal, degraded and remote sites: All of these phenomena represent just some of the constraints…

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