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Regards from Tanzania: Visiting Sawmill and Forest Plantation in Sao Hill

On the 6th day of WoodCluster Summer and Field School, we visited Sao Hill Forest Plantation (SHFP) and the biggest sawmill in East Africa operated by Sao Hill Industries Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Green Resources. SHFP is government-owned,…

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1st WoodCluster Summer School in Tanzania

Tanzania is the project country, where the first summer and field school of the WoodCluster project teaching component took place from 30. July to 7 August 2018. 22 persons, lecturers and students, from all project countries Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and…

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Farm Research in Uganda – A students’ report

We are Max, Markus and Reinhard, students at the forestry department at TU Dresden. This March, we were the first students to set foot in Uganda for the WoodCluster project. The next days, we spent on the campus of Makerere…

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National scenario development to narrow down the wood supply gap in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the rise of population and economic growth increase the demand for wood products for construction and wood fuel consumption. At the same time, the forest resource of the country is limited and extracted with annual average loss of…

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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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