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MSc Defense on Eucalyptus Value Chain in Ethiopia

Asabeneh Alemayehu successfully defended his MSc thesis research on 26th November 2018. In his research, Asabeneh conducted a value chain analysis of Eucalyptus poles and fuelwood in Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia, to identify upgrading options for improved value chain processes….

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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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Participatory Innovation Platform on Value Chains in Ethiopia

Under the WoodCluster project, a Participatory Innovation Platform (PIP) was held in June in the town Hawassa in Ethiopia. This workshop aimed to find gaps, problems, and possible options (solutions) for and with each actor groups of eucalyptus products value…

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Small-scale farming system: A research field trip to Southern Ethiopia

In March 2018, three students set off on a field trip to Southern Ethiopia to collect data for Bachelor- and Master thesis and contribute to the WoodCluster project by TU Dresden and its partner universities. We are Conrad Drünert, Asabeneh…

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Learning from German technologies for Africa

An excursion took our guests from Africa and colleagues from the TU Dresden to the Upper Lusatia near the Polish border. It was part of a symposium on wood-based innovation in August, organized by our institute. The excursion gave insight…

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