Mushroom farming has gradually been expanding in Bangladesh, with output reaching 40,000 tons, in 2020. Due to the rising consumption and output of the fungi species, Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said the government had taken several measures to take advantage of the potential of mushrooms. Farming of this product will be expanded across the country, said the minister.
The minister added that improved varieties and cultivation techniques of mushrooms had already been invented - these should reach the entrepreneurs. Following depleting farmland, the government has also been focusing on crops which require lower pieces of land, the minister said, with mushrooms being a very suitable crop for Bangladesh.
According to MDI, it has so far brought 162 varieties of edible mushrooms from different parts of the globe and has developed technologies suitable for cultivating those in the country.