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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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Agroforestry adoption and diffusion – a doctoral research in Ethiopia

Hi, my name is Dagninet Amare. I come from Amhara Region, Ethiopia and I am doing my doctoral thesis on agroforestry practices in Ethiopia; looking at it from the lens of the innovation system and farm level analysis. Last summer…

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“Everything grows on Chefasine soil”: Progress of PhytoWood project in Ethiopia

After its inception in October 2018, the PhytoWood-Synergies project is moving forward. A workshop and a field visit to the study village in Hawassa Zuria District took place in January 2019. Now we will cooperate with 5 female and 5…

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Research and Grant Writing Skills Seminar in Ethiopia

Hi there! I was invited to serve as a Regional Expert within the framework of the DAAD/DIES/University of Cologne ProGRANT Course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The course, which is an initiative of the International Office of the University of Cologne,…

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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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