VC UNIJOS ADVOCATES CULTIVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF MUSHROOMS

VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS, PROFESSOR TANKO ISHAYA HAS ADVOCATED THE CULTIVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF MUSHROOMS.

THIS IS TO SUSTAIN THE NATION’S AGRICULTURAL SECTOR AND ALSO BOOST ITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

WHILE EXPLAINING THE INCREDIBLE POTENTIALS INHERENT IN MUSHROOMS, HE  SAID THE PRODUCT OFFERS A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF INCOME THROUGH THE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IT PROVIDES GIVEN ITS NUTRITIONAL VALUE.

THIS IS CONTAINED IN A STATEMENT SENT BY THE SENIOR DEPUTY REGISTRAR (INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS) IN UNIJOS, ABDULLAHI ABDULLAHI.

THE VC WAS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION), PROFESSOR JOASH AMUPITAN.

HE STATED THESE DURING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP ON MUSHROOM CULTIVATION ORGANISED BY THE  AFRICAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN PHYTOMEDICINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE INSTITUTION WHICH WAS HELD AT THE MUSHROOM TRAINING SCHOOL FARM.

IT WAS TAGGED “MUSHROOM CULTIVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION: HANDS-ON.”

HE SAID THE VALUE OF MUSHROOMS UNDERSCORED THE REASON WHY THE WORKSHOP BY ACEPRD AIMED TO EQUIP PARTICIPANTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS NEEDED TO HARNESS SUCH UNTAPPED POTENTIAL.

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