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Organization of smallholder forestry – a MSc study in Tanzania

I am Ombeni Hingi, from Tanzania, an MSc. Tropical Forestry and Management student at TU Dresden in Germany. I am doing my master thesis research on “Smallholder Farmers, Support Organizations, Their Linkages and Influence on Woodlots Development in Mufindi District,…

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WoodCluster Research Kick-Off in Uganda

Uganda is one of the project countries of our project on wood-based bio-economy focusing on small-scale farm production. In March, a TUD delegation with two staff members, Prof. Gerald Kapp and Maxi Domke, and three students (MSc and BSc level)…

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Field Work Training for Africa at TU Dresden Campus

Research work needs to be well prepared and trained in advance to ensure methodological transparency and reliability. But what to do when the research area is thousands of kilometers away in Africa, and the data collection time is limited? The…

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WoodCluster: Behind the Scene

The WoodCluster project is entering its second year! Carrying out an international, multi-stakeholder project not only requires rigorous research, but also a lot of coordination and management. On January 17th 2018, the WoodCluster team at the Chair of Tropical Forestry…

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WoodCluster project steps forward – Identification of the study village in Ethiopia

For advancing the WoodCluster research and higher education cooperation, two scientists from our institute, Prof. Pretzsch and Dr. Auch, met with the Ethiopian partner team from the Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources (Hawasa University) end of November…

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Successful MSc defense of the role of on-farm trees in Ethiopia

On 1st December, Ysabel Perdomo from Paraguay, she successfully completed her MSc studies with the defense of her research topic “The role of on-farm trees in Sidama Zone, Southern Region, Ethiopia”. This study of smallholder farms with the special focus…

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