The technology for mushroom cultivation is a major challenge for the mushroom industry in Nigeria and Africa at large. The highly sophisticated techniques available in the western world are far too expensive for application in Africa, especially for poor resource and low income farmers. In many cases mushroom production is organized as a system where different people specialize in different components of the production process.
ACMRTI is focused on the development of low cost technology for exotic mushroom cultivation in the prevailing environment in Africa. We want to find solution to the lack of quality spawn and delivery to mushroom growers. We are also focusing on post-harvest processing and value added practices that will best support mass production and marketing of edible and medicinal mushrooms in Nigeria and beyond.
We welcome collaboration and ideas to further this objective.