“There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting

How do institutions affect small-scale forestry at multiple levels? How does the institutional change process drive small-scale forest use/forest management? What could be the future orientations on organizational governance on small-scale forestry? Those are the overarching questions we strived to address during a panel discussion at the online 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3), hostedContinue reading ““There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting”

WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other. After being still confident to postpone activities for a few weeks or a few monthsContinue reading “WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused”

Participating in the virtual conference Tropentag 2020

As in every other year, our institute members and students participate in the Tropentag conference. Like other major events in the unprecedented year of 2020, the conference was shifted to be held virtually. This year, beside a student who won the photo competition of Tropentag, our doctoral candidate, La Thi Tham, participated and presented herContinue reading “Participating in the virtual conference Tropentag 2020”

TUD Photo Contest Winner at Tropentag 2020

Jakob Scheler, a forestry student at the TU Dresden, won the international photo competition in the category of photo stories, organized by the non-profit organization Let’s plant e.V. in cooperation with the Tropentag conference 2020. Jakob presented a series of photographs capturing the life of tree farmers and communities in northern Ethiopia. All pictures wereContinue reading “TUD Photo Contest Winner at Tropentag 2020”

Field research stay in Ethiopia: Doing by learning and study life in times of COVID-19

I’m Mulugeta Geremew Guchale from Ethiopia and student of the Tropical Forestry and Management M.Sc. course. After completing three-semesters of the master, I traveled to my home country at the end of February 2020, to conduct the field research data collection for my thesis research. My thesis is focus on the “Ethnobotanical study of medicinalContinue reading “Field research stay in Ethiopia: Doing by learning and study life in times of COVID-19”

WoodCluster progress on teaching component: Conceptualization of Training of Trainers

The WoodCluster project deliverables consist of two components: Research and Teaching. One of the outputs in the Teaching component is the “Training of Trainers” module. The following reports the progress, the process of which integrates recent empirical research and expertise of our team members.