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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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1st WoodCluster Summer School in Tanzania

Tanzania is the project country, where the first summer and field school of the WoodCluster project teaching component took place. 22 persons, lecturers and students, from all project countries Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Germany participated in the ten-days event, facilitated…

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Organization of smallholder forestry – a MSc study in Tanzania

I am Ombeni Hingi, from Tanzania, an MSc. Tropical Forestry and Management student at TU Dresden in Germany. I am doing my master thesis research on “Smallholder Farmers, Support Organizations, Their Linkages and Influence on Woodlots Development in Mufindi District,…

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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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WoodCluster Status Workshop in Tharandt

Running a project requires continuous coordination and communication to ensure an equal and strong collaboration. Personal meetings are very important for that, particularly for cross-country projects. After the Kick-Off meeting of the WoodCluster project in Ethiopia in February this year,…

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Smallholder Forestry in Tanzania – My research about a local business

My name is Oliver Duncker, I’m a forest science student from Germany and had a wonderful time doing the data collection for my bachelor thesis in Tanzania, in cooperation with the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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