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JRDTT - RGVN - LSS Livelihood Program on Promotion of Mushroom Cultivation

LSS has been implementing a project supported from JRDTT-RGVN on promotion of Mushroom Cultivation amongst farmers under Tamulpur and Nagrijuli Development Block. The project is being implemented with objective of creating sustainable tiny enterprise amongst interested farmers, village women and entrepreneurs to augment their livelihoods. Mushroom has ready market locally and across international border of Kingdom of Bhutan. Organization has selected 100 nos. of beneficiaries under the project who are members of SHGs promoted by organization. The activities implemented under the project are as mentioned below:

Exposure Tour cum Training Program

Under the project an exposure visit cum training program for 21 nos. of beneficiaries was arranged for introduction of new technologies for Mushroom Cultivation. The beneficiaries were taken to Jalpaiguri in Hoogly Mushroom Research Centre. The exposure visit cum training was arranged from 6th -8th of August, 2012. Beneficiaries could learn about the new technologies which could make the farming process efficient. Practical training was ushered amongst farmers for hands on experience. Besides providing technical knowledge on the farming system the beneficiaries were guided on economic potential of the activity in Assam and elsewhere for raising sustainable enterprises based on the trade.

Capacity Building Training

Organization conducted 5 nos. of capacity building trainings in batches of 20amongst 105 beneficiaries from 4-26 July, 2011.The beneficiaries were provided training on cultivation process of mushroom, its economic viability and its present market. The details of the training program are as mentioned: