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KMDF Project News: Joy and Smiles as Upper Bugongi Youth Group start harvesting mushrooms

  • 12 October 2017
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A youth group that is being supported under the KMDF Youth Empowerment Project has started reaping from their business idea. Upper Bugongi Youth Group has seen success from their mushroom project. Their resent harvest comes at the time when mushrooms are on a high demand within the local markets and this has led to the price surging in the recent months.

The youth group opted to grow Oyster mushrooms which are known to be highly nutritious and grow at a very fast rate when grown under favorable conditions. The group started growing the mushrooms on 29th August 2017 and in one month they have started reaping big.

 A member of Upper Bugongi Youth Group displaying the harvest

The group has partnered with local retailers at nearby markets who purchase from them in wholesale. The group is now looking at ways of boosting the production of the mushrooms to satisfy the growing demand for their mushrooms

Last modified on Sunday, 27 May 2018 08:27

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