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“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…

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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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WoodCluster and PhytoWood Projects under COVID-19: Challenged to be flexible and focused

Uncertainty is what most people probably feel currently in their private and professional life worldwide. It also characterizes our current work in the WoodCluster and PhytoWood-Synergies projects. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the project flow from one day to the other….

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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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