Make Money by Growing Mushrooms

Earn money by growing mushrooms. The aim of the FAO diversification booklet to raise awareness and provide information on ….

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Make money by growing mushrooms
Table of Contents
Preface…v
Acknowledgements…vii
Introduction1
Contribution to livelihoods…1
Purpose of booklet…2
Mushrooms and sustainable livelihoods…3
Nutritional value…3
Medicinal value…4
Income benefits…5
Livelihood opportunities…7
Essentials of mushroom cultivation…9
Life cycle of a mushroom…9
Growing systems…9
Key steps in mushroom production…13
Scale of production…17
Species selection…18
Key species and their cultivation methods…18
Assets required for mushroom cultivation…25
Natural assets…25
Social assets…27
Human assets…27
Physical assets…28
Financial assets…30
Summary…30
Strategies for successful and sustainable mushroom trade…31
Marketing channels…31
Marketing strategies…31
Processing…33
Organization…34
Accessing market information…34
Education, business skills and a willingness to take risks…34
Diversification options…36
Sustainable mushroom trade…36
Support services to help promote mushrooms as a source of livelihood…39
Public policy…39
Technical support and training in cultivation and processing…40
Business and entrepreneurial skills…41
Market information…41
Financial services…41
Organizational options…41
Role of advisor…42
Opportunities and Challenges…43
Opportunities…43
Challenges…44
Selected further reading…47
Sources of further information and support…51

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