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Mashroom: a new destination for young entrepreneur

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Published: 09:14, 5 December 2020  
Mashroom: a new destination for young entrepreneur

The minister made the remarks in an exchange of views with mushroom growers and entrepreneurs online from the conference room of the ministry recently.

At the same time, the minister said, most of the people in the country are small and marginal farmers and landless. “If mushroom cultivation can be expanded and popularized, it can play a big role in the economy of Bangladesh. On the other hand, there are millions of educated unemployed youth in the country who are trying for jobs. If they can be made entrepreneurs through training, local and international markets for mushrooms will be created” he added.
The minister said the country's horticulture centers, mushroom centers, etc. would be strengthened soon through the adoption of the project so that they could innovate new varieties. Advanced training will be arranged for officials, farmers, and entrepreneurs, he said.

According to the Mushroom Development Institute, mushroom production is growing rapidly. The country is currently producing about 40,000 metric tons of mushrooms per year with a financial value of about Rs 600 crore. About one and a half lakh people have been involved in the production and marketing of mushrooms and mushroom products. On the other hand, almost all the economically prosperous countries of the world import mushrooms. There are many opportunities to export mushrooms from Bangladesh to different countries of the world.

The minister made the remarks in an exchange of views with mushroom growers and entrepreneurs online from the conference room of the ministry recently.

At the same time, the minister said, most of the people in the country are small and marginal farmers and landless. “If mushroom cultivation can be expanded and popularized, it can play a big role in the economy of Bangladesh. On the other hand, there are millions of educated unemployed youth in the country who are trying for jobs. If they can be made entrepreneurs through training, local and international markets for mushrooms will be created” he added.
The minister said the country's horticulture centers, mushroom centers, etc. would be strengthened soon through the adoption of the project so that they could innovate new varieties. Advanced training will be arranged for officials, farmers, and entrepreneurs, he said.

According to the Mushroom Development Institute, mushroom production is growing rapidly. The country is currently producing about 40,000 metric tons of mushrooms per year with a financial value of about Rs 600 crore. About one and a half lakh people have been involved in the production and marketing of mushrooms and mushroom products. On the other hand, almost all the economically prosperous countries of the world import mushrooms. There are many opportunities to export mushrooms from Bangladesh to different countries of the world.