Mushroom Production

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Faculty Mentor/s:
Khanjan Mehta, Creative Inquiry
 
Students on the team this summer:
Asgar Ali ‘23, Materials Science and Engineering
Belle Sullivan ‘22, Environmental of Engineering
David Tauman ‘23, Civil Engineering
 
Project Description:
Mushrooms grow fast! Commercial production of mushrooms can improve local food security,
reduce malnutrition, and augment livelihoods. After tremendous success in Cambodia, this team is
designing a commercial mushroom production ecosystem in Sierra Leone. After two years of work,
the team has successfully jumpstarted oyster mushroom production with a local project manager
now running operations. It’s time to figure out how to grow operations from 10 kgs/month to 1,000
kgs/month.
 
Month/Year Project Began:
June 2019