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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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Market and Value Chain Analysis: Following the stream of wood products from village to town in Ethiopia

As part of the 2nd WoodCluster Fieldschool in Ethiopia, the Market & Value Chain Analysis group set out to map the value chain of Eucalyptus products from the Chefasine Kebele (village) and capture market dynamics in the nearby towns of…

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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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Planting and caring for pharmaceutical useful plants on small-scale farms

A coordination meeting and a field visit in Ethiopia took place in the end of July to observe and learn about the planting and caring phase of pharmaceutical useful plants on smallholder farms. It is part and progress of the…

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Natural Resources and Human Security – Participation in an Interdisciplinary Workshop

An international workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” on hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate took place on 18 and 19 July in Landau at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Jude Kimengsi and Maxi Domke, both Postdocs, participated…

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Researching Medicinal Plants in Ethiopia

In spring 2019, Katharina Vöhler, a Geography bachelor student at the TU Dresden, went to Ethiopia to do field work under the framework of the Phyto-Wood Synergies project. In the following, she reports her experiences doing research on medicinal plants. 

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