Production at Bemcom during the course of the project:
  • 2007 – 1,200 kilos a week
  • 2009 – 2,700 kilos a week
  • 2011 – 4,200 kilos a week
  • 2014 – 6,000-8,000 kilos a week
  • 2016 – 8,000-9,000 kilos a week

Member farmers: From 160 in 2007 to over 750 in 2016

visiting farmer

Mushrooms for Well Being Foundation Projects

Production at Bemcom

Staff Photo

Bemcom staff 2007, now 15 workers operate the training and research center (Bempah is on the back row, second from the right.)

Production

A farmer starts her crop. Bemcom delivers the bags, she cuts off the ends and opens them and waters them. In 72 hours she can take her first harvest to the market. In 2007 this oyster mushroom farmer had trouble selling her daily harvest. In 2016, she couldn't keep up with the explosion of customer demand. The need for more spawn is the key to success for farmers and improved diet and health benefits for consumers.