Wild MushroomsPromotion and marketing of tropical wild edible mushrooms
Fresh and dried mushrooms are frequently sold at local and national markets and along roadsides. However, their marketing is subject to several constraints: poorly developed market chain (low organisational structure and little networking of the actors amongst each other, missing engagement of private sector and little developed entrepreneurship), long transport distances and access constraints during rainy season, poor quality and conditioning of the product (drying technique, storage facilities, and hygienic aspects).
The following consultancies have been carried out:
Copies of the mission reports may be obtained at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Urs Bloesch is a certified wild mushroom controller (VAPKO) who checks wild mushrooms for the public at the commune of Evilard-Macolin in Switzerland. Furthermore, he offers mushroom excursions for interested persons (www.natur-schule-see-land.ch) and school classes. Dr. Urs Bloesch is a member of a Swiss mycological society (www.seelandpilze.ch).
7 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit
9 Association for the Development of Protected Areas