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Natural Resources and Human Security – Participation in an Interdisciplinary Workshop

An international workshop on “Natural Resource Sector Reform and Human Security” on hosted by the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate took place on 18 and 19 July in Landau at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Jude Kimengsi and Maxi Domke, both Postdocs, participated…

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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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The roles and forms of brokers in sawn timber value chain – a student’s field report

I am John William Kallabaka from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania. I did a research on the roles and forms of brokers in the smallholder farming in sawn timber value chain in Mufindi district, Iringa-Region, Tanzania. This research was done…

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Value chain analysis study in Tanzania – a student’s field report

I am Pierre Protas from the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. I did my MSc research on comparative study of value chain analysis of smallholder and large – scale tree growers in Mufindi District, Tanzania.

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Francis Moyo’s Successful Doctoral Defense on Community-Based Conservation

In the morning of September 10th 2018, Francis Moyo defended his doctoral thesis on “Community Based Conservation in Tanzania: Discourses and Realities”. The aim of his research was to investigate the socio-economic impacts of community-based conservation initiatives on rural livelihoods….

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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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