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Tropical Forestry work and study life in times of COVID-19

The global pandemic of COVID-19 changed the work and social life of our institute from one day to the other, like almost every else’s one in the world. Since 21 March, the TU Dresden operates in emergency mode. Only a…

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SUTROFOR Field Course Experience in Uganda

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) program Joint Summer Module took place in western Uganda, on the outskirts of the Budongo Forest Reserve (BFR). I am Heath Peter Jorgenson and I am happy to share my experience as one of the…

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Dynamics of Wood Value Chains for Smallholder Tree Farmers in Uganda

I am Samanya Abdul, an MSc student of Environmental and Natural Resources at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. My research topic was titled “Dynamics of wood value chains for smallholder tree farmers in Mubende district, Uganda”. This research was done…

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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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First MSc thesis within the FLOURISH project completed

Hi everyone. I am Ta Quoc Truong – a now-former Master student in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden. In this summer semester, I conducted my research on lung bamboo (Bambusa longissima sp.nov) – an endemic bamboo species in my country –…

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