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Diffun coop members trained on Mushroom package and technology

piaCABARROGUIS, Quirino July 9 (PIA)—The Department Agrarian Reform (DAR) here recently conducted a two day seminar workshop on Mushroom Package and Technology training  at the Quirino Experiment Station, Dungo, Aglipay for the members of Villa Pascua MPCO.

Dubbed, Empowering Agripreneurs, the  two day seminar workshop was done through the initiative of DAR provincial office here and through the support of various National Government Agencies.

Annie Mauyao of DTI said the sole purpose of the activity is to empower the Agrarian Reform Communities of Quirino especially the Villa Pascua MPCO which is under the Pasigla ARC that is being assisted by Department of Trade and Industry through  its CARP Program in partnership with DAR, in introducing the mushroom package and technology training.

“On the first day of the training, Engr. Arthur Faeldon of DAR,  Dr. Butch Busania of the  DA – Quirino Experiment  Station and DTI Provincial Caretaker Lucia P. Guerrero discussed  their programs and prospects of mushroom as an Industry,” Mauyao said

A hands-on training on mushroom processing was conducted on the second day where  the process of making mushroom patties and siomai (dumplings) was introduced. The trainees were able to  make processed mushrooms and produce their own outputs after observing and participating in the demonstration.

The participants were also taught on preparing mushroom seedling,  proper packing of seedling using the  laboratory apparatuses provided by the KOICA  or the Korean International Cooperative Agency and  Quirino Experiment Station Laboratory.

Furthermore, a hands- on demonstration and preparation of mushroom seedling (Volvarella) using  raw materials such as rice hay, shredded wood chops and molasses was conducted.

Their outputs were  later given to them as their models in growing their own cultured mushroom.(ALM/TCB/PIA-2 Quirino)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/451436861679/diffun-coop-members-trained-on-mushroom-package-and-technology

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