Successful doctoral defense of La Thi Tham on Acacia hybrid value chains in Vietnam

On Monday, April 19th 2021, La Thi Tham successfully defended her doctoral thesis titled “A transition towards higher value uses of natural-resource based products: Case study of value chains and impacts on rural livelihoods of Acacia hybrid timber in Central Vietnam”. With Summa Cum Laude, Tham has performed an outstanding defense and overall research work!

“There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting

How do institutions affect small-scale forestry at multiple levels? How does the institutional change process drive small-scale forest use/forest management? What could be the future orientations on organizational governance on small-scale forestry? Those are the overarching questions we strived to address during a panel discussion at the online 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3), hostedContinue reading ““There is nothing small about forest smallholders” – Panel discussion at the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting”

Participating in the virtual conference Tropentag 2020

As in every other year, our institute members and students participate in the Tropentag conference. Like other major events in the unprecedented year of 2020, the conference was shifted to be held virtually. This year, beside a student who won the photo competition of Tropentag, our doctoral candidate, La Thi Tham, participated and presented herContinue reading “Participating in the virtual conference Tropentag 2020”

First MSc thesis within the FLOURISH project completed

Hi everyone. I am Ta Quoc Truong – a now-former Master student in Tropical Forestry at TU Dresden. In this summer semester, I conducted my research on lung bamboo (Bambusa longissima sp.nov) – an endemic bamboo species in my country – Vietnam. My research took place within the FLOURISH project. Lung bamboo is a clump-type bamboo speciesContinue reading “First MSc thesis within the FLOURISH project completed”

Challenging the common stereotypes: Teaching with role plays

Recently, some of our doctoral and one master students from the institute of Tropical Forestry,  pitched in with the teaching of the German Forest Sciences Bachelor program in a module called “Social Competence”. Representing Colombia, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Indonesia, the students introduced social situations representative to their respective home countries. The German bachelor students wereContinue reading “Challenging the common stereotypes: Teaching with role plays”

Timber value chain analysis – Field research in central Vietnam

Hi. My name is La Thi Tham, a Phd student from Vietnam. My research is about the value chains of Acacia hybrid timber in Thua Thien Hue province, central Vietnam. Particularly, I’m going to compare the value chains of woodchip and furniture made of Acacia hybrid timber and explore the potential impacts of these chainsContinue reading “Timber value chain analysis – Field research in central Vietnam”