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Determining multiple futures: Participatory Scenario Planning Workshop for improved management of Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar

People-oriented conservation has become a popular approach to resolve conflicts in protected area management. However, the success of this approach is still limited due to several reasons. Particularly, PA managers face challenges in determining the degree of local participation in…

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The roles and forms of brokers in sawn timber value chain – a student’s field report

I am John William Kallabaka from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania. I did a research on the roles and forms of brokers in the smallholder farming in sawn timber value chain in Mufindi district, Iringa-Region, Tanzania. This research was done…

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Value chain analysis study in Tanzania – a student’s field report

I am Pierre Protas from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. I did my MSc research on comparative study of value chain analysis of smallholder and large – scale tree growers in Mufindi District, Tanzania.

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Farm Research in Uganda – A students’ report

We are Max, Markus and Reinhard, students at the forestry department at TU Dresden. This March, we were the first students to set foot in Uganda for the WoodCluster project. The next days, we spent on the campus of Makerere…

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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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Organization of smallholder forestry – a MSc study in Tanzania

I am Ombeni Hingi, from Tanzania, an MSc. Tropical Forestry and Management student at TU Dresden in Germany. I am doing my master thesis research on “Smallholder Farmers, Support Organizations, Their Linkages and Influence on Woodlots Development in Mufindi District,…

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