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Tanzania National Scenario Workshop within the WoodCluster Project

A scenario workshop involving national-level stakeholders is a vital research activity within the WoodCluster project that tackles the decision-making level. In this unprecedented year of 2020, we are happy that this activity has been successfully implemented. On November 27th 2020, our…

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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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Student research on production efficiency of small-scale tree growers in Tanzania

I am Neema Mathayo, from Tanzania, Masters Student at Sokoine University of Agriculture doing MSc. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. I did my master thesis research on “Production efficiency of small-scale tree growers in Mufindi district, Iringa-Tanzania”. This research was…

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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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Woodlot inventory group: The field study conducted from 3 woodlots at Chefasine Village

As part of the 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia, the Woodlot inventory group set out to do inventories for Eucalyptus plantations from Chefasine Kebele (village) and to capture the variations in the wood from the different woodlots owned by…

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