Training On Commercial Mushroom Farming.

Training On Commercial Mushroom Farming.

Mushrooms are a type of fungi, which are consumed as food. Mushroom consumption and cultivation are old practices started some thousands of years ago. 20 different species of mushrooms are commercially cultivated around the world. Mushrooms have gained recognition in the food chain because they contribute nutrient supplements to the food and have high medicinal and pharmaceutical value. Mushrooms are believed to have high protein content and sometimes are known as Vegetable Meat. They have very low levels of carbohydrate and fat. Mushrooms also contain polysaccharides, vitamins, and minerals comparable to other fruits and vegetables. The second major importance of mushroom is its wide use in preparing medicines.

A three days training programme  on Mushroom cultivation was organized by Nirdhan NGO in coordination with NUBL’s branch at Bastari, Tansen, Palpa from 5th Dec 2021 to 7th Dec 2021 with an objective to develop entrepreneurship among rural women members by imparting hands on training. The opening session of programme was started with welcome address by NUBL (Nirdhan Utthan Lagubitta Bittiya Sansatha Limited) Branch Manager of Bastari Mr. Arjun Prasad Khanal, who emphasized on the objectives of the training, and conveyed the benefits of the training towards improving their livelihood. He also highlighted on the scope for up-scaling the mushroom cultivation activities. The Chief Guest Mr. Ashok Kumar Shahi Mayor of Tansen Municipality inaugurated the training program.

The special guest Mr. Janardan Dev Pant Vice Chairman of Nirdhan and CEO of Nirdhan Utthan Lagubitta Bittiya Sansatha Limited also given his valuable and motivational speech to the participants where Mr. Pant said we can grow our economy very fast if we convert job seekers to job givers, livelihood to commercialization by successfully integrating people into local commercial life through improved and market-oriented skill development training.  For that factors of production such as human capital must be enhanced and Nirdhan has been providing education and training non-financial services along with financial services to people at the bottom of the socio and economic pyramid, he stated.  This mushroom farming training is one of the training.  Mr. Pant further said that Nirdhan has been promoting new entrepreneurs in large numbers who are able to contribute more to our economy and thus reduce the unemployment Another special guest Mr. Lochan Prasad Timilsina Ward Chairman of Tansen Muncipality ward 7 Bastari, Palpa also present in the program.

The Training was provided in order to educate the women on various aspects of Commercial Mushroom farming. Trainer Mr. Mukesh Ramjali Nepali, Officer at Krishi Gyan Kendra Tansen, Palpa facilitated the training program. The training program starts with the collection of expectation of subjects that the trainee wants to learn and discussion on traditional and current method of Mushroom Farming. The trainees underwent hands on training. On the 2nd day, Mr. Mukesh Ramjali Nepali delivered lecture on mushroom cultivation and in the afternoon, he gave practical training. On last day, field visit to the mushroom Farm. At the end of their training, special guest Mr. Lochan Prasad Timilsina Ward Chairman of Tansen Muncipality ward 7 Bastari, Palpa gave away the certificate to the trainees. A total 32 trainees participated in the training programme. The trainees were very much satisfied.

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