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An outlook of socio-economic, climatic and marketing factors for mushroom cultivation in Pakistan

Rana Muhammad Sabir Tariq, Tanveer Ahmad, Shahan Aziz, Samia Sattar, Zahoor Ahmad, Waqas Ahmad

Abstract


Mushroom cultivation is a promising cottage industry in Pakistan because of the abundant supply of agro wastes making it feasible for mushroom growing. Cultivation of mushroom in Pakistan remained a novice industry and its development is slow as compared to other mushroom industries in the neighboring countries such as China and India due to insufficient support from the public and private sector. Mushroom is beneficial for its medicinal benefits, providing socio-economic returns as a cottage industry and eco-friendly due to biodegradation of agricultural wastes. Pakistan has been endowed with multiple climatic zones; hence almost all types of mushrooms can be grown here that will not offer a market competition to the growers. This article highlights the important factors that enable the Pakistan as an ideal country for mushroom cultivation.


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Mushroom; Production; Benefit; Environment; Climate; Social; Medicine; Pakistan

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