FARMERS in Magway Region generate handsome profits from their family mushroom farming businesses, locals say.
Mushroom farming has been increasing in Kyauktan Village in Minbu Township, Aungmyitta A, B and D wards in Magway Region within a year.
“We usually cultivate mushroom seeds in seven foot long and 3 foot wide tanks for two weeks. The easiest and simple techniques for mushroom growing help farmers produce between six and twelve viss (1.6 kilograms) per tank,” said Tin Tin Lynn, a grower from Aungmyitta Ward.
She added; “We normally sell our produce at least K3,200 (US$2.53) per viss to buyers, mostly from markets across the region including Kantha Market, Mingalar Market and Magway Myoma Market.”
Farmers also see a high demand for dried mushrooms as a vegetarian society in Magway Region prefer mushrooms over other vegetables because of its powerful health benefits.
Zwe Htet Shin