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15 Samangan women trained in mushroom farming

15 Samangan women trained in mushroom farming

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Oct 28, 2015 - 21:41

AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Agricultureinfo-icon Ministry has trained 15 womeninfo-icon in cultivation and cooking techniques of mushrooms in northern Samangan province, an official said on Wednesday.

The women received an eight-month training about cultivation, soil preparation for seeds, growing, marketing and cooking mushrooms under the project of Introduction and Stable Production of Mushrooms by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL),  project manager Khwaja Abdul Ghani Ghafoori told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The 51,000 euros project has been financed by Germany, he said, adding that each of the women received five kilograms of mushroom seeds and 18 temporary and four permanent equipment of fungiculture.

In favourable conditions, he said, mushrooms were harvested for six months and the trained women could get nearly 100 kg of mushrooms and could sell the fungi at three meet shops run by the women for 200 afs one kg.

In addition to having different vitamins and minerals, he said mushrooms were good for treatment of breast cancer. He said no one had so far used the toadstool in the province.

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