Mushroom production is the agricultural process involved in the cultivation, processing and marketing of mushroom.
Mushroom farming consists of six steps, and although the divisions are somewhat arbitrary, these steps identify what is needed to form a production system. The six steps are:
i. Phase I composting
ii. Phase II composting
v. Pinning, and
These steps are described in their naturally occurring sequence, emphasizing the features within each step.
Various processing options are also explained outlining various consumption forms for the final product.
i. No prior knowledge and academic qualification is required to take the course. The student only needs to be able to understand the English language.
ii. Mushroom production can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthen livelihoods through the generation of a fast yielding and nutritious source of food and a reliable source of income. After taking the course, students could also teach it to others for a fee.
iii. The requirements to set up a mushroom farm as depicted by the course are readily available within every community and highly affordable (with some occurring freely in nature).
iv. The course cost has been greatly subsidized by ASUDEV Cameroon as part of their mission to empower the youth in sustainable livelihood activities.
v. The Evergreen Vision Farm pledges to receive and attend to any student who takes the course to clear any worries they may have and follow up the setting up of their own mushroom farms.
What Will You Learn?
- How to start a mushroom farm and make money from it
Materials Required for Mushroom Production