A Source Of Nutrition and Economic Gain

As we know Mushroom is a rich source of nutrition and at the same time economically very viable livelihood sources for women farmers.

We are promoting Mushroom cultivation with women farmers in Uttarakhand where climatic conditions suit the production system.

The intervention in mushrooms is training and capacity building of farmers, facilitating adequate input supplies and market linkages as well. Our women farmers are producing oyster, button and milky mushroom as well.


Capacity building and Technical Services

Capacity building of farmers on production system (composting, spawning, casting and cropping), management, required resources

  • Cultivation methods and stages of mushroom production
  • Seeding the beds with spawn
  • Maintaining optimal temperature, moisture, hygiene
  • Adding water to the substrate to raise the moisture

Value Addition and Product Development

Harvesting, eating. processing, packaging and marketing of the mushrooms production

  • Timing of harvest and protocols
  • Packaging of Mushrooms
  • Marketing and forward linkages

Linking with the Market

Post-production management. and nutrition aspects and disseminations of learning with community and stakeholders

  • Cleaning the shed and starting production cycle again.
  • Application of Mushroom
  • Nutrient values -low in calories, high protein and fibre content
  • Consultation and sharing of learnings

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