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Collective Action in On-Farm Tree Growing in Uganda – A student research

“Mugyebaleko…!” (‘well-done you all’ in Luganda). My name is Joab Nuwasasira, a student of Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources Management at Makerere University, Uganda. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of…

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Small-scale farm forestry system: Research experience in Mubende, Uganda

I am Galandi James from Makerere University, Uganda. Within the WoodCluster project, I carried out research on wood production from small- to medium-scale Farm Forestry Systems in greater Mubende district, Uganda. Over the years, small- and medium tree planters received…

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Diagnosing on-farm wood production through MSc research in Southern Ethiopia

I am Bonsa Fentale, an MSc student at the department of Agroforestry and Soil Management in Wondo Genet College of Forestry & Natural Resources of Hawassa University, Ethiopia. My research aims at diagnosing the current state of wood production in…

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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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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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