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MSc Defense on Eucalyptus Value Chain in Ethiopia

Asabeneh Alemayehu successfully defended his MSc thesis research on 26th November 2018. In his research, Asabeneh conducted a value chain analysis of Eucalyptus poles and fuelwood in Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, to identify upgrading options for improved value chain processes….

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PhytoWood-Synergies – a new project has started (and a new staff member, too)

Hi, I’m Jens Weber. Since beginning of October, I’ve got the great chance to join the staff at the Chair of Tropical Forestry in Tharandt, with the main task of coordinating a new project called PhytoWood-Synergies. After having graduated from…

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Successful PhD Defense of Maxi Domke

Congratulations Maxi Domke for her successful doctoral thesis defense on “Knowledge Management for Climate Change Adaptation – A Multi-Level Governance Analysis of Environmental Management in Ethiopia “! Her main supervisor, Prof. Pretzsch, said that she completed her doctoral study on…

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National scenario development to narrow down the wood supply gap in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the rise of population and economic growth increase the demand for wood products for construction and wood fuel consumption. At the same time, the forest resource of the country is limited and extracted with annual average loss of…

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Participatory Innovation Platform on Value Chains in Ethiopia

Under the WoodCluster project, a Participatory Innovation Platform (PIP) was held in June in the town Hawassa in Ethiopia. This workshop aimed to find gaps, problems, and possible options (solutions) for and with each actor groups of eucalyptus products value…

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Small-scale farming system: A research field trip to Southern Ethiopia

In March 2018, three students set off on a field trip to Southern Ethiopia to collect data for Bachelor- and Master thesis and contribute to the WoodCluster project by TU Dresden and its partner universities. We are Conrad Drünert, Asabeneh…

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