October 20, 2017

Mushroom growers see better prices

Mushroom farmers preparing the Mushroom before sending the market.
Mushroom farmers preparing the Mushroom before sending the market.

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

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