A day in the life of a vanilla farmer

A day in the life of a vanilla farmer

A day in the life of a vanilla farmer A day in the life of a vanilla farmer A day in my life as vanilla farmer As we have both a farm and a vanilla company trading vanilla in Denmark, I have to share my time between the two. That means that when I am in Copenhagen, I...
Progress during corona times

Progress during corona times

Progress during corona times Progress during corona times I love the spring in Denmark but this year, I have not been able to enjoy it the same way as I used to. I have been longing to go to Bukoba and contribute to the work that is going on there. Fortunately, we...
Progress during corona times

Assistant Farm Manager

Assistant Farm Manager Assistant Farm Manager     Vanilla is not just vanilla! For our newly started vanilla farm in Tanzania we are looking for an Assistant Farm Manager responsible for establishing the vanilla plantation. Lake Victoria Vanilla Lake Victoria Vanilla...
IMMMA and DLA Piper

IMMMA and DLA Piper

IMMMA and DLA Piper IMMMA and DLA Piper I am sure we could have found a cheaper solution. But I have not one second regretted that we chose to work with IMMMA Advocates – DLA Piper in Tanzania.   When setting up our Danish company we chose lawyers that were...
Retrospective thoughts

Retrospective thoughts

Retrospective thoughts Retrospective thoughts It was my first visit to Tanzania and it was a good experience. Dar was nice and we had a good meeting with our lawyers at IMMMA and they have performed much better than I have expected. We also visited the Danish Embassy...
Visiting a small lot holder

Visiting a small lot holder

Visiting a small lot holder Visiting a small lot holder In Bukoba we visited a small lot vanilla farmer. The purpose was to learn how the locals cultivated the vanilla. The vanilla plants grew at Jatropha plants under a roof of banana plants. The flowers were...
Jackson – our man on the ground

Jackson – our man on the ground

Jackson – our man on the ground Jackson – our man on the ground When I was in Bukoba in July, I had asked my good friend Josephat if he could help me find someone that could translate and help me with getting credit on my phone and other really small and...
Getting investors on board

Getting investors on board

Getting investors on board Getting investors on board Since day one it has been clear that the vanilla farm would not be a one-woman show. Not only do I not have the necessary financial pull, but I know that I need partners with other competences and ways of thinking...
A Vanilla Farm in Africa

A Vanilla Farm in Africa

A Vanilla Farm in Africa A Vanilla Farm in Africa First it was a crazy idea, then it became a dream, and now I am going to make it happen: My African vanilla farm. It has been a bumpy ride this far, but I think that I have now found the right path. I don’t fool...