Health

Protecting the right of citizens to healthy and nutritious food. The antioxidant content in mushrooms may help prevent lung, prostate, breast, and other types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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Wealth

Today there are several lakhs of unemployed youths another lot of almost 40% of the population in the state which is almost 1.5 corers are students and will be seeking out for jobs every year.

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Employment & entrepreneurship

Generating employment for youth and creating entrepreneurial opportunities for all through cultivation, processing and manufacturing at local level .

About MDF

The objective of the project is to resolve the gaps existing today in scaling up the mushroom cultivation

Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) is a not for profit citizen based organization started in 1994 in finding livelihood based solutions from agricultural waste and providing nutritional food security to the nation.

Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) is a not for profit citizen based organization started in 1994 in finding livelihood based solutions from agricultural waste and providing nutritional food security to the nation.
Today there are several lakhs of unemployed youths another lot of almost 40% of the population in the state which is almost 1.5 corers are students and will be seeking out for jobs every year.

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Training and Capacity building

MDU mushroom growing house infrastructure MDU Cluster wise

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Sensitization of the community

The Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission Society, (ASRLMS) and Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) have come together in a unique initiative of training and capacity building of 200 SHG members from Dimoria and Chandrapur Blocks to produce Mushroom and develop a value chain linking the farmer producers to the end consumers directly.  The project is name as “Sustainable Livelihood Model for SHG members under ASRLMS for Mushroom Cultivation” as a pilot project to initiate an innovative model for scale towards achieving sustainable livelihood among the SHG Members.

For the selection of the two hundred (200) farmers with registration on to a SHG of the particular block, first approach has been done to the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission’s Block office of our selected areas (Dimoria and Chandrapur Block).  Meetings have been conducted with Block Project Manager, Block Coordinator, Community Resource Person, Village Organization’s President and Secretary of the respective blocks

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Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) is a not for profit citizen based organization started in 1994 in finding livelihood based solutions from agricultural waste and providing nutritional food security to the nation.

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Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) is a not for profit citizen based organization started in 1994 in finding livelihood based solutions from agricultural waste and providing nutritional food security to the nation.

Objective

Mushroom Development Foundation (MDF) is a not for profit citizen based organization started in 1994 in finding livelihood based solutions from agricultural waste and providing nutritional food security to the nation

To bring in Awareness on mushroom consumption in the city and awareness on cultivation through the weekly markets in the rural areas and daily markets in the urban areas by using practical demonstration audio, video, print publicity materials etc.
At the weekly rural market mushroom spawn, Technical guidance, Life demonstration on mushroom production. Mushroom Houses etc. will be exhibited and all required planting materials etc, will be made available.
Assuring continuous supply of quality spawn to the participating farmers in collaboration with all concern project.Organize community governance mechanism to manage collection and distribution system for sustainable growth.
Organize farmers by teaming up for doing business with an additional livelihood opportunity from available agriculture waste by producing mushrooms.Effective handholding for sustainable growth of the mushroom industry for the participants through the FDU
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