World Trade Center Goa along with World Trade Center Mumbai organized a Workshop on "Growing Mushrooms for Exports" on 14th August 2019 at Panaji, Goa.
Ms. Rahila Khan, Internal Co-ordinator of Community Development through Polytechnic, of the Governent Polytechnic, Panaji Goa, in her opening address highlighted the various schemes that the Government Polytechnic has to offer to build better comunities apart from Mushroom Cultivation.
Ms. Krupa Priolkar, Community Development Consultant of Community Development Through Polytechnic, guided the participants in all the aspects of Growing Mushrooms and explained the Various stages for having a bountiful harvest of Oyster Mushrooms. Ms Priolkar, started by explaining the different types of Mushrooms, briefly dwelt on the benefits of Oyster Mushrooms and went on to then explain the different stages of Oyster Mushroom Cultivation that included, chopping of Paddy straw, hot water treatment to the chopped paddy, Layering of Spawn, Pinning of Bed, Spawn Running to Mature Mushroom Harvesting. Hands on Training was also imparted to the participants.
Ms Resha Gawde, Junior Consultant of Community Development Through Polytechnic ably assisted the Workshop.
Mr. Cyril Desouza, Assistant Director, Trade Promotion gave the welcome address as well as proposed the vote of Thanks. He highlighted that the objective of this Workshop was to create awareness about Oyster Mushroom Cultivation and empower communities to produce the same for the Export Markets that would be opened to them through the World Trade Centers Network.