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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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Successful MSc defense in WoodCluster project

Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry course, successfully defended his MSc thesis on 28 October 2019. The thesis focusses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers and their Relation to the Timber Market in Mufindi…

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Wood Value Chain and Market analysis in Chefasine

I am Redat Aysa Choramo from Ethiopia. I researched on wood value chain and market chain in Chefasine Kebele, Hawassa Zuria district , SNNP-Region, Ethiopia. This research was done under WoodCluster project sponsored by German government under DAAD as a…

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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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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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Investigating smallholder farmers’ silvicultural practices and markets through MSc research in Tanzania

I am Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry Course. I just returned from my fieldwork in my home country Tanzania. My research focuses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Smallholder and their Relation to the timber market in Mufindi…

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