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Cost diagnosis of tree growers – A student’s perspective

I am Kikolo Raphael Mwakasungula from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania. I carried out research on costs diagnosis of smallholder tree growers in Mufindi district, Iringa-Region, Tanzania. This research was done under the WoodCluster project sponsored by German government as…

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Training in the field – 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia

A week full of gaining and training knowledge on small-scale farm systems and wood value chains as well as intercultural experiences! The 2nd field school of the WoodCluster project took place from 29 July to 4 August in Ethiopia, organized…

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FLOURISH project held second regional workshop in Bangkok

One year after the official project launch, the FLOURISH project held its second regional workshop and advisory board meeting from 04 to 06 June 2019. During this 3-days event, the partners and stakeholders from the three project landscape in Laos,…

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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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News from FLOURISH: Exploring forest landscapes with project partners in Nghe An, Vietnam

In the first two weeks of April, Dr. Simon Benedikter, the research coordinator of the “Forest Landscape Restoration for Improved Livelihoods and Climate Resilience” (FLOURISH) project, went on a trip to Laos and Vietnam. Follow his exciting journey exploring the…

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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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