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Regards from Tanzania: Visiting Sawmill and Forest Plantation in Sao Hill

On the 6th day of WoodCluster Summer and Field School, we visited Sao Hill Forest Plantation (SHFP) and the biggest sawmill in East Africa operated by Sao Hill Industries Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Green Resources. SHFP is government-owned,…

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Welcoming New Postdoc Fellow

Hi there! My name is Simon Benedikter and I joined the Tropical Forestry team at TUD this September as post-doc fellow.  After having spent more than 10 years working and living in Vietnam, where I was involved in both research…

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Field Work Training for Africa at TU Dresden Campus

Research work needs to be well prepared and trained in advance to ensure methodological transparency and reliability. But what to do when the research area is thousands of kilometers away in Africa, and the data collection time is limited? The…

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WoodCluster: Behind the Scene

The WoodCluster project is entering its second year! Carrying out an international, multi-stakeholder project not only requires rigorous research, but also a lot of coordination and management. On January 17th 2018, the WoodCluster team at the Chair of Tropical Forestry…

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Optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam

The Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products received a 60,000 EURO grant to prepare over six months a large collaborative bamboo research & development (R & D) project with Vietnamese and German partners from research and state institutions, as…

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Project Kick-off: WoodCluster

The new BMBF-project WoodCluster, under the lead of Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pretzsch for Tropical Forestry at the Institute of International Forestry and Forestry Products, was launched in the second week of February. The opening was a kick-off meeting held in…

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