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