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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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Studying Succession in the Amazonian Rain Forest

Studying a master of tropical forestry in Tharandt, Germany, could seem paradoxical. However, after three semesters of theory, students go to tropical rainforests around the world for the field part of their master thesis. For my side, I choose Amazonia…

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WoodCluster Research Kick-Off in Uganda

Uganda is one of the project countries of our project on wood-based bio-economy focusing on small-scale farm production. In March, a TUD delegation with two staff members, Prof. Gerald Kapp and Maxi Domke, and three students (MSc and BSc level)…

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Invasive species in Namibia – a BSc research report

I am Daniel Oberhauser from Germany and I traveled to Namibia where I investigated how invasive plants can be removed from a national park by bringing local communities on board. With this research I completed the BSc Forest Sciences at…

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