sustainable mushroom farming technology for growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consuming, to improve live
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
I came to Konongo in 2015 as miner at Patriensa, a town via Konongo to start mining. I later realise that it was not what I have to do and it was during this working that I identified their challenges and what can be done given their little resources than illegal mining. As I plan to stop, I identified a project requiring limited land and resources that can be implemented to improve their livelihoods, abject poverty and environmental degradation which is affecting mushroom production.
Mushroom farming in Ghana for beginners is an exciting venture because you do not have to own a large farm to start. The fact that you can get it done indoors is attractive too. Many farmers in Ghana are embracing mushroom farming because of the high returns it guarantees. It is easy to venture into and requires reasonable amounts of capital. With excellent hygiene, you will be reaping great benefits in a matter of weeks.
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
Ostensibly, the municipal has challenges ofenvironmental degradation, food insecurity, abject poverty, poor livelihoods,high unemployment and illiteracy. If we do not start self-help projects for thecommunity, we shall face more challenges such as increased conflict for the limitedresources, more environmental degradation due to poor mining and farming methods,food insecurity, pollution of water bodies, more loss of organics soilnutrients as the natural habitat of mushroom are destroyed, bigger incomeinequality among community hence less growth and development of the district.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
Whether you eat them raw or cook, mushrooms can fight everything from cancer to aging.
They have cancer-fighting properties
Mushrooms are immunity-boosters
They help lower cholesterol.
They're high in B and D vitamins.
Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory powers.
Mushrooms may help cancer patients.
They could help fight aging.