The Inauguration Ceremony for the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) “The Project for Provision of Equipment for National Mushroom Center” under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, was held in Thimphu on 15 November 2019. The Grant contract for this Project was signed on 3rd March 2017.
Mr. Shingo Miyamoto, Minister (Economic & Development) from the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi, attended the inaugural ceremony. The Director, Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, officials from the Department of Agriculture and the National Mushroom Center attended the ceremony.
The objective of the Project is to promote commercial mushroom cultivation in Bhutan through production and distribution of good quality mushroom spawn produced by the new equipment received from GGP support. The project will greatly benefit the mushroom cultivators and farmers in the country, particularly in producing quality mushroom on commercial scale thereby improving the livelihoods in the rural areas.