Mushroom production: Bright prospect in country’s economy


Mushroom manufacturing is rising quickly within the nation. At the moment, about 40,000 metric tonnes – price Tk 800 crore – of mushrooms are producing within the nation per 12 months, accroding to the knowledge obtained from the Nationwide Mushroom Improvement and Extension Middle.
It’s discovered that about 1.5 lakh individuals within the nation are concerned within the manufacturing and advertising of mushrooms and mushroom merchandise. Nearly all of the economically affluent international locations on this planet are importing mushrooms, in consequence, the federal government desires to make use of this chance in nation’s authorities desires to make use of this chance’s financial improvement.
In keeping with the Ministry of Agriculture, varied establishments within the sector, together with the Mushroom Middle, shall be strengthened by the adoption of the undertaking quickly. By this, superior coaching shall be offered for officers, farmers and entrepreneurs.
Involved individuals say that mushroom is a really promising crop within the context of Bangladesh. On the one hand, mushrooms are a nutritious, tasty and medicinal meals, alternatively, it doesn’t require any cultivable land to domesticate. In order that they see the potential on this sector.
About this, Nirad Chandra Sarkar, Deputy Director of Nationwide Mushroom Improvement and Extension Middle, mentioned that the demand for meals is rising within the densely populated and quickly rising inhabitants of Bangladesh, whereas the land for meals provide is reducing yearly. In such a situation, it’s potential to supply numerous mushrooms by utilizing a small quantity of unproductive fallow land.
He added that mushroom cultivation is environmentally pleasant and tolerant of pure disasters. The local weather of Bangladesh is appropriate for mushroom cultivation all year long.
In keeping with involved, mushrooms can even play a giant position in assuaging poverty, assembly the dietary wants of ladies, kids, disabled and disadvantaged individuals. Because it doesn’t require a lot capital to begin mushroom cultivation, even the poorest landless individuals can domesticate mushrooms.
Mushroom cultivation yields in a short while and capital comes dwelling with a revenue. Alternatively, mushrooms cultivation can even present large employment to the individuals, they added.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque mentioned initiatives can be taken quickly to harness the potential of mushroom cultivation. That’s the reason we are going to use skilled and consultants in mushroom manufacturing.
“There are unemployed youths within the nation who’re making an attempt for jobs. If they will turn out to be entrepreneurs by coaching, native and worldwide markets for mushrooms shall be created,” he added.