September 2003, Bwindi - Oyster mushrooms are displayed. Up to 100 kg of fresh mushrooms can be produced in a room over a three-month period, which is the lifetime of the grow bag. Being a good home business for women, since they can easily combine looking after the mushrooms with their other activities. Small enterprises have been created in communities around the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda to generate income while conserving the park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Thanks to an FAO project, funded by the United Nations Foundation and the government of Norway, communities that used to live off the park's forest resources have developed small-scale enterprises and now earn income from a wide variety of products, such as handicrafts, honey and mushrooms, while conserving the park.