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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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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…

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Farmer-forest enterprise cooperation in commercial tree growing: Field research experiences in Uganda

My name is Sherry Kyamagero. I come from Uganda. I am a master’s student in the international programme Tropical Forestry at the Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Technische Universität Dresden. Here are my field research experiences amid the…

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Participatory Innovation Platform Workshop in Uganda: sharing experiences among actors along the wood value chain

On February last year, the WoodCluster partners from the collaborating Universities; Hawassa University (Ethiopia); Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)  and TU Dresden (Germany), met in Uganda  for the Participatory Innovation Platform (PIP) workshop and field visits in Mubende district. For…

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Dynamics of Wood Value Chains for Smallholder Tree Farmers in Uganda

I am Samanya Abdul, an MSc student of Environmental and Natural Resources at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. My research topic was titled “Dynamics of wood value chains for smallholder tree farmers in Mubende district, Uganda”. This research was done…

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Key Takeaways from Global Youth Forum 2020 on Cooperative Entrepreneurship

For doctoral candidates, attending continuing training to improve practical skills is essential, so as to not lose sight as what’s happening outside of academia. As my (Kendisha’s) doctoral research within the WoodCluster project is about forestry cooperatives for smallholders, I…

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