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Making an effort to increase the Spore production      Mushroom Cultivation Training

Rice cultivation which had been started around the middle of November last year at Battambang Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia has ended recently. Rice cultivation season is off until the next rice planting starts. The Mushroom Cultivation Training which is provided to farmers who live on the
post landmine field for them to become independent which is the one of support programs by Good
Earth Japan (GEJ) in conjunction with Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
(PDAFF) shall be started soon using the new rice straws.
PDAFF is accelerating the production of good quality and inexpensive Mushroom Spores at their
production facility which GEJ had assisted for the foundation. In December last year, they had
produced 850 bags of Spore, and they are targeting to produce 1,400 bags in February this year
increasing the production gradually.
The operation of the production facility is becoming successful, and it reaches the stage of it can
cover the material cost by selling the Spores and Mushroom after cultivation test.
GEJ support farmers who live on the post landmine field to become independent through the
Agriculture trainings including like this Mushroom cultivation training, improving living
environment, and also improvement of infrastructure.

Production of Mushroom Spores at PDAFF

Inside of culturing bacteria room

Sterile booth

Mushroom Spore bags

Rice straws and shells of bean are used for the Spore

bags and the bedding of Mushroom cultivation.

Mushroom Cultivation Test Room at PDAFF

Inside of the test room

Strict control of temperature and humidity is required

Straw Mushrooms are grown
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