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Discussing with Dresden citizens about environmental sustainable consumption

Almost every sphere of our daily life contains products that have their origins in the tropical parts of the world. What do we actually know about the roots and life cycle of these products? Can it be environmentally sustainable to…

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Tropical Forestry Team at Umundu Festival Dresden

Members of the Tropical Forestry team are conducting a session on “Balancing economic development and environmental sustainability” at the 11. Umundu Festival for Sustainable Development in Dresden. We will look behind the scences of products that we daily use but…

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Planting and caring for pharmaceutical useful plants on small-scale farms

A coordination meeting and a field visit in Ethiopia took place in the end of July to observe and learn about the planting and caring phase of pharmaceutical useful plants on smallholder farms. It is part and progress of the…

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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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“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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Production systems of medicinal plants: Field work experience in Indonesia

The Ph.D. candidates and Post-Docs at the Chair of Tropical Forestry regularly meet up to discuss our research progress. During our January meeting, we had the pleasure to listen to the field experience of our Ph.D. candidate from Indonesia, Sri…

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