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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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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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Woodlot inventory group: The field study conducted from 3 woodlots at Chefasine Village

As part of the 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia, the Woodlot inventory group set out to do inventories for Eucalyptus plantations from Chefasine Kebele (village) and to capture the variations in the wood from the different woodlots owned by…

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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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