Our House (in the Middle of the Forest)
With the dance group now firmly established on the local cultural scene, the question arose as to where next for the VSPT and the Batwa. So naturally I thought they should turn their hands to construction. While they are not historically known for their buildings, there are no ruined Batwa cities in the jungles of
All About Coffee at the Co-operative
The Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative has just wrapped up their third processing season. Despite the challenges faced from an unusually long dry season, the women were able to harvest over 400 kilos of organic Robusta and Arabica Coffees!
Created by the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) in December 2010, the Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative aims to
The Sun Has Got His Hat On!
The weather in the mountains is changing. For most of the year the weather in the Virungas can be generously described as changeable, and it can be expected to rain at least 3 or 4 times a week. There, the climate here is most like my old university town of Bristol, only with more volcanoes,
Water: The Solvent of Life
Have you ever had to plan your water consumption? Most people who are able to read this will never experience what that entails. ‘Water is the solvent of life’ is the saying in biology but most people in developed countries will take this for granted. They’ll turn on a faucet today and like every day
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
The area around Gahinga is one of the most densely populated rural regions in Uganda. The reasons for this are simple enough; the land is very fertile and there is plenty of water and potatoes. While the link between potatoes and fecundity remains unproven, on current evidence I am pretty convinced. Broadly speaking there are
Kasiisi Project Farm Has Piglets!
The Kasiisi Project farm in Uganda has received its first six piglets and has named them after leading lights from the Project community: Caroline, Sonya, Amy, Kate, Emily and Lydia. They have also recently hosted the first round of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project Debate Cup.
The Kasiisi Project has been working since 1997 in and around