Nigeria: "Mushroom farming will boost economy"

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, has advocated the cultivation and commercialization of mushrooms to sustain the nation’s agricultural sector and also boosting its economic development.

While explaining the incredible potentials inherent in mushrooms, the Vice-Chancellor said the product offers a sustainable source of income through the job opportunities it provides, given its nutritional value.

A statement by the Senior Deputy Registrar (Information and Publications) in UNIJOS, Abdullahi Abdullahi, sent to The PUNCH on Tuesday said Ishaya, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Joash Amupitan (SAN), stated these during the opening ceremony of a five-day workshop on mushroom cultivation organized by the African Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development of the institution, held at the Mushroom Training School Farm, with the theme “Mushroom cultivation and commercialization: Hands-on.”

According to him, the value of mushrooms underscored the reason why the workshop by ACEPRD aimed to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to harness such untapped potential.


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