Tag Archives: WoodCluster

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 … Continue reading

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Completion of MSc research with a financial analysis of woodlots in Ethiopia

Shibire Bekele, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry studies, successfully defended her MSc research. She did a “financial analysis of smallholder farmers’ woodlot and homestead agroforestry systems and its implications for household income improvement” for a local case study in … Continue reading

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Open Position in WoodCluster project

Within the new project WoodCluster, we are offering  a research assistant position with the possibility to qualify for PhD. Application deadline is 5 May 2017. More details are available on the website of TUD.

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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 … Continue reading

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WoodCluster Status Workshop in Tharandt

Running a project requires continuous coordination and communication to ensure an equal and strong collaboration. Personal meetings are very important for that, particularly for cross-country projects. After the Kick-Off meeting of the WoodCluster project in Ethiopia in February this year, … Continue reading

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Smallholder Forestry in Tanzania – My research about a local business

My name is Oliver Duncker, I’m a forest science student from Germany and had a wonderful time doing the data collection for my bachelor thesis in Tanzania, in cooperation with the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

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Examining forest sector interdependence in Ethiopia

I am Busha Teshome, working on my doctoral thesis with the topic Cluster analysis of the forestry sector in Ethiopia. My research contributes to the WoodCluster project at our university’s institute. A Cluster is a geographic concentrations of interconnected companies, … Continue reading

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