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Landscape Forestry in the Tropics

New research focus  · LaForeT - R²  under consideration of Restoration and REDD+ · New phase from 2020-2023

"Towards policy approaches for improving livelihoods, sustainable forest management and conservation."

LaForeT explores the impact of policy instruments on deforestation and reforestation in the Tropics. It is funded by the Thünen Institute and the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in collaboration with partners in Ecuador, the Philippines and Zambia.


An illustration of participatory land use mapping "Sailunga"
Final workshop Zambia

The final workshop of the LaForeT Zambia component was organized on 1 Dec 2022 by the Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia.

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A group photo: (f.l.t.r.) Prof. Dr. Roland Olschewski (Examiner of the Defense), Prof. Dr. Peter Elsasser (Supervisor), Fernando Gordillo Vera, Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter (Doctoral Supervisor), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Möhring (Reviewer of the Dissertation)
Fernando Gordillo Vera - Ph.D. Thesis successfully finalized

Fernando Gordillo Vera successfully defended his doctoral thesis on 16. February 2023.

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Hellen Nansikombi · Ph.D. Thesis successfully finished

Hellen Nansikombi successfully defended her doctoral thesis on 18. of May 2022.

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