Obaseki’s economic diversification programs boost mushroom trade in Edo

For a state to experience rapid growth and development, its economy needs to be diversified. federation account.

In Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has demonstrated his commitment to growing the economy through various business programs and incentives.

In the words of Fujio Mitarai, President and CEO of Canon Incorporation, “diversification and globalization are the keys to the future”.

Furthermore, Arancha Gonzalez, rightly noted that in the pursuit of growth and diversification, African economies should consider shifting the discourse from a focus on industrialization to a broader, value-centric discourse. added in agriculture, manufacturing and services.

Investing in agriculture is now a safe way to increase income instead of unstable dependence on oil and gas.

The Obaseki administration understood that there is a high return on investment in mushroom cultivation, which is still foreign to some African countries.

Countries like India, Japan and Poland have taken advantage of this aspect of agriculture and carved out a market niche for their people.

In the United States of America, for example, mushrooms are part of popular kitchen recipes.

In order to diversify the state’s economy, the Governor is working with farmers to provide farmland as well as mushroom spawn to revive the mushroom growing business.

The reason for these interventions is to encourage the cultivation of mushrooms in the state and encourage farmers to seize this viable business opportunity. Mushroom cultivation is a very lucrative but not very popular business in Nigeria. In places where trading is popular, farmers make a lot of money from it.

With more farmers engaging in mushroom cultivation, there would be mass patronage that would yield high incomes. Currently, one (1) kilogram of oysters is selling for N2000.

Mushroom farming is very profitable, rewarding and growing different species/breeds of mushrooms encourages good earnings.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of a kind of fungi; they grow on their food source, which is usually rotten wood, and on the ground. Mushrooms come in various varieties, some containing beneficial nutrients for the body, while others contain harmful toxins for the body.
They are consumed around the world as foods, dietary supplements, and medicines, and are grown primarily for subsistence and commercial purposes. There are different types of mushrooms: white button, oyster, shiitake, maitake, nameko, enoki, straw, mane and shinji etc.
In addition to their delicious and delicious taste, they are low calorie, very nutritious and affordable foods. They are rich in proteins, vitamins, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids and minerals. Mushrooms could be dried and exported as cash crops.

The demand for mushrooms in the Nigerian market is gradually increasing as people start to discover the essential value of mushrooms through the recommendations of nutritionists and doctors.

The demand has become higher as restaurants are now placing orders for them for local and international cuisines, for home use and for pharmaceutical industries.

Scientists have also developed a new type of leather made from fungi, with the same characteristics as real leather.

The production of mushroom leather is also profitable.

The leather produced from mushrooms is of high quality and could be used to produce shoes, bags, belts, etc.

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