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Training in the field – 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia

A week full of gaining and training knowledge on small-scale farm systems and wood value chains as well as intercultural experiences! The 2nd field school of the WoodCluster project took place from 29 July to 4 August in Ethiopia, organized…

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Bike excursion adventure vol. 2 – Wood chip gasifier for tropical countries?

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and…

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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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Greetings from Vogtland vol. 5 – Sawmill „Schauer“ in Werda, Vogtland

Our master students recently participated in a 4-day excursion in the Vogtland-region, and learned many different aspects of forestry and wood products through visits in local forest areas and companies. This blog post series, written by the participating students themselves,…

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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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