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WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other….

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Farm Mapping Exercise at the WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia

One of the three thematic group activities conducted by participants of the 2nd WoodCluster Field School was the farm mapping and analysis, carried out under the supervision of Dr. Fritz Haubold from TU Dresden.  The team of seven was composed…

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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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PhytoWood-Synergies – a new project has started (and a new staff member, too)

Hi, I’m Jens Weber. Since beginning of October, I’ve got the great chance to join the staff at the Chair of Tropical Forestry in Tharandt, with the main task of coordinating a new project called PhytoWood-Synergies. After having graduated from…

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