Mushrooms are part of the diet in many parts of Southern Cameroons, although not always available year round. Mushrooms are good for you; they are rich protein, fibre, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, etc. Mushrooms are much cheaper than meat with great health benefits. 

This week on Amba Farmers Voice, we shall be talking about how people can learn to grow oyster mushrooms. Mushrooms are easy to grow and do not require much capital or a large piece of land. The only condition to grow mushrooms easily is to follow good hygiene practices at all times.  

Growing mushrooms can be a very lucrative activity for our people in G1 & Ghana who are involved in small scale farming. 

With many people out of work as a result of the war declared on Southern Cameroonians by the LRC, people don’t have money to buy meat for their protein needs. Mushrooms are an alternative as they provide the protein that people are unable to afford