Who is Bwindi Forest Farm?

Quality coffee, nature and ecotourism. These are three things we are passionate about at Bwindi Forest Farm. We produce highland Arabica coffee grown by organic principles.

Educate our neighbors to do the same and help them sell their coffee direct to European markets. Work to create a buffer zone of coffee plantations towards Bwindi Forest National Park. We also welcome tourists, researchers and volunteers at Bwindi Forest Farm.

The owners

Bwindi Forest Farm is owned and managed by Trine and Mikael. Trine and Mikael are siblings who come from Denmark. Benon is local to the area. Bwindi Forest Farm cooperates with a Danish company to export coffee to Denmark (www.ugandakaffe.dk). The farm is located on the border of Bwindi Forest National Park. The farm is located in 1500 meters altitude and produce unique quality shade coffee from a mixed agroforestry. Bwindi Forest Farm also holds a tent campsite made with terraces for 10 tents, pit toilets, showers and a kitchen. Two traditional huts have been made from local materials and more will be constructed.

Bwindi Forest Farm also has started and funded a project where our fellow neighbor farmers are taught to cultivate agro forestry like that on Bwindi Forest Farm. The aim of the project is to help protect Bwindi National Park, as forestry form a buffer zone towards the village and provide villagers with income and resources like fire wood. Forest Farm creates a number of jobs in a rural area where there are not many jobs to be found for the local population.

The Neighbour

The surroundings are astonishing. Bwindi Forest is covering the farm on two sides. Hills covered in different colors of green. In the horizon you see Queen Elizabeth and Lake Edward. Our neighbors are friendly. We reside in real rural Uganda. Food paths run from the main road into the hills to reach mud houses and gardens scattered in the hills. A generator found its way to the village for the first time only a few years ago.

How the idea of Bwindi Forest Farm formed

The idea of making an agroforestry and tourist camp was born in 2007. Trine was volunteering for CARE International in Uganda during her masters in biology. The work included an evaluation of a project concerning problem animal management around Bwindi Forest National Park. Results from this evaluation pointed to use land near the park for unpalatable income crops or income generating activities like tourism. With this knowledge in mind Trine decided to make an agroforestry consisting mostly of coffee and work to find ways to export the coffee berries to Europe. Bwindi Forest Farm demonstrates an alternative way to use park adjacent land to farmers in the area.

Trine Didriksen

Trine Didriksen

Owner & CEO
Saturday Michael

Saturday Michael

Head of Management
Amon

Amon

Tourist facilitator
Brian

Brian

Management quality controller