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MSc research in Kenya: An assessment of how land degradation has changed

Widespread land degradation has been threatening the capacity of the Sasumua catchment, located in Nyandarua county of Kenya, to supply a large percentage (20%) of Nairobi’s fresh water. In an attempt to halt land degradation in the catchment, a biophysical … Continue reading

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Summer school workshop on natural resource based rural development in Africa

What is the role of natural resources in rural development? What are the roles of natural resources in addressing sustainable developmental goals? What are the future paths for rural development? Are there any success stories or failures of natural resource … Continue reading

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Extra curricular student activities: Community’s ecology of kettle holes pollinators in Brandenburg Project

During this summer, I got the opportunity to be part of the research project: Communities ecology of kettle holes pollinators in Brandenburg. This research is under the supervision of the University of Potsdam. In this project, Trupti Bhamre and I collaborate … Continue reading

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Lecture in the DAAD Scholarship-holders meeting “The importance of integrating local knowledge in environmental research”

The German Academic Exchange Service organize meetings again this year for all DAAD scholarship holders who commenced their studies or research work in Germany in the winter semester 2016/17. In the course of these events, we had the chance to … Continue reading

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My research stay in Ethiopia: I learn from the indigenous knowledge of the local people

I am Shibire Bekele from Ethiopia, Studying MSc. In Tropical Forest Management in TU Dresden, Germany. I am working in my master thesis on financial analysis of smallholder’s woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems in Southern Ethiopia. The thesis is integrated … Continue reading

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The love for the forest connects us – from Paraguay to Ethiopia

I am Isabel from Paraguay, I came to study in Germany, and I ended up doing my fieldwork in Ethiopia.  For us who love forestry the world is small, we are all connected somehow. My research is about the agroforestry … Continue reading

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MSc field research experiences in Uganda

Why spending only one month on the actual fieldwork? Is it sufficient? Will you get adequate data? These were some of the many questions running through my mind. In my MSc thesis, I want to investigate the decision-making of farm … Continue reading

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