Mushrooms in Virunga.
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust has recently started a Mushroom growing project at Virunga Lodge in Rwanda, with members of the local community. The aim is to enhance the group member’s livilihoods by offering them a new skill set and a steady source of income.
VSPT works with a group of 5 community members. And built a hut on Volcanoes Safaris land at the Virunga lodge where the group members come to grow and harvest the mushrooms. Currently the group is growing Oyster mushrooms but plans to also grow button mushrooms in the near future.
Last month was the group’s first harvest which yeilded 20 kilograms of Oyster mushrooms – a great result. The group sells the produce to the Volcanoes Safaris Virunga lodge and to people around the community.