As an additional source of income, Adrinah wants to grow oyster mushrooms, this requires a lot of water. Jacana decided to organize a course on growing oyster mushrooms. Five other interested people had registered for this.
Bernadette Phiri was asked to facilitate the training. Bernadette was guided in 2017 by Chris Holtslag of www.helsieni.fi and Jacana in expanding her oyster mushroom farm.
Bernadette accepted the challenge and trained the group very seriously. But first she visited all six potential oyster mushroom cultivators and identified their needs and challenges. This has resulted in a two-day training.
The training consisted of half a day of theory about the cultivation of oyster mushrooms and half a day of practice.
The second day the participants were trained in business and financial planning. All participants, wrote a business plan for setting up an oyster mushroom business. In addition they calculated what it would cost to grow 1 kg of oyster mushrooms, this is important to check profitability of the business.
Jacana is very proud of Bernadette. She has been able to offer the participants a lot of new and useful information and she will continue to guide them over the next few months.