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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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Optimizing bamboo production systems and value chains in Vietnam

The Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products received a 60,000 EURO grant to prepare over six months a large collaborative bamboo research & development (R & D) project with Vietnamese and German partners from research and state institutions, as…

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