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Small-scale wood enterprises: MSc field work in Ethiopia

My name is Alexander Koch and I am a Master of Science student at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Here I study “Biological Resources”, which is a program that aims at studying the sustainable development of the Bio-Economy. Since…

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Forestry cooperatives for smallholders – Field research experience in Ethiopia

“Selam!” (‘hello’ in Amharic). I am Kendisha, a PhD student from Indonesia and a research assistant of the WoodCluster project. After participating at the WoodCluster Field School end of July, I remained in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia, to carry out the…

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Cost diagnosis of tree growers – A student’s perspective

I am Kikolo Raphael Mwakasungula from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro-Tanzania. I carried out research on costs diagnosis of smallholder tree growers in Mufindi district, Iringa-Region, Tanzania. This research was done under the WoodCluster project sponsored by German government as…

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Successful MSc defense in WoodCluster project

Japhet Noah Mwambusi, MSc student of the Tropical Forestry course, successfully defended his MSc thesis on 28 October 2019. The thesis focusses on “Silvicultural Treatments of Woodlots of Smallholder Forest Producers and their Relation to the Timber Market in Mufindi…

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Wood Value Chain and Market analysis in Chefasine

I am Redat Aysa Choramo from Ethiopia. I researched on wood value chain and market chain in Chefasine Kebele, Hawassa Zuria district , SNNP-Region, Ethiopia. This research was done under WoodCluster project sponsored by German government under DAAD as a…

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Woodlot inventory group: The field study conducted from 3 woodlots at Chefasine Village

As part of the 2nd WoodCluster Field School in Ethiopia, the Woodlot inventory group set out to do inventories for Eucalyptus plantations from Chefasine Kebele (village) and to capture the variations in the wood from the different woodlots owned by…

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