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Training On Mushroom Cultivation

Training On Mushroom Cultivation



July 21st , 2022, 9 am at the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation

1. Background

Agriculture is a vital sector of the Cameroonian economy, ensuring food self-sufficiency and foreign exchange. According to the World Bank, agriculture is the largest employer with 45.7% of the active population, contributes 17.4% to GDP and in 2013 accounted for about 23% of the country’s total exports, according to the French ministry of agriculture and food. Youth employment, entrepreneurship development and women’s empowerment are urgent challenges for Sub-Saharan African countries such as Cameroon. Like agriculture in general, mushroom cultivation should contribute to meeting these daunting challenges. Today, seasonal mushroom picking is a widespread practice in Cameroon, which is why many people are not trained in mushroom cultivation and are not even aware that they can produce edible mushrooms themselves.

In response to the various problems responsible for the low rate of mushroom cultivation and the strategic role of agriculture in the Cameroon’s economy, the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation’s Small Business Entrepreneurship Centre is organizing an onsite training on Thursday the 21st of July, 2022. The main objective of this training is to promote the economic inclusion of youths and women via the development of entrepreneurship in Cameroon.

2. Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria to be considered eligible for the training;

· Aspiring business person;

· Willing to start up a business after training;

· Age group: 18 years and above.

3. Deadline

Deadline to receive registration is set for the 15th of July 2022.

4. Payment Process

Payment of a training fee of 20,000 francs will be done via MTN Mobile Money using the number: 672 31 43 10 (Name: Ngole Juliette Eloe) in compliance with the Foundation procedures.

5. Modules

· Brief history of mushrooms;

· Types of mushrooms and identification of poisonous mushroom;

· Priority to mushroom cultivation than others/ Economic importance of mushroom

· Materials needed for the production of mushroom;

· Mixture/ composition;

· Characteristics of good substrate/precautions taken for a good yield;

· Nutritional and medicinal value of mushroom;

· Physical and biochemical characteristics of a good substrate mater;

· How to construct and manage a mushroom farm;

· Practical demonstration.

6. Why Should I Register for this Training?

· Cost effective to start the business;

· Can reproduce in all seasons;

· The business is very lucrative with a fast turnover

· Can be cultivated for business and household consumption

· There is a high demand for mushroom

· Creation of employment for self and others.

· Will receive a proper follow up after training until business is set up.

· All participants after the training shall receive seeds, prepared substrate, bottle of mushroom seed and a training manual

· Bonus training module on entrepreneurship and business management.

· Have direct contact with experts.

7. Other Benefits

Direct registration as a simple member of the SBEC Network (

8. Information and Inquiries

For further information and questions regarding the training, please contact the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation via:

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Tel: (+237) 672 31 43 10

Register Now

One Comment

  1. OUm oum hypolite June 2, 2022 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Très impressionné j aimerais apprendre comment ça se fait

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