Sudanese foresters have received postgraduate training in Finland, so as to strengthen the national forestry research capability especially for the Blue Nile region. Four doctoral theses (two in tropical silviculture, one inforest economics and another in tree breeding) and two additional M.Sc. theses have been completed by Sudanese members of the Unit. With its members now forming the leadership of forest science in the Sudan, the Unit is especially well prepared to expand its work to support the sustainable use of tropical drylands in other countries, especially in Africa.
Peer reviewed publications
El Fadl, M. A. 1997. Management of Prosopis juliflora for use in agroforestry systems in the Sudan. University of Helsinki Tropical Forestry Reports 16. 107 p. (Doctoral thesis).
Ibrahim, A.M. 1996. Genetic variation in Faidherbia albida: Implications for conservation of genetic resources and tree development. University of Helsinki Tropical Forestry Reports 14. 86 p. (Doctoral thesis).
Mustafa, A. F. 1997. Regeneration of Acacia seyal forests on the dryland of the Sudan clay plain. University of Helsinki Tropical Forestry Reports 15. 103 p. (Doctoral thesis).
Sharawi, H.A. 1997. Socioeconomic evaluation of land-use alternatives in the Blue Nile flood basin of the Sudan. University of Helsinki Tropical Forestry Reports 14. 62 p + app. (Doctoral thesis).