Constraints and Suggestions Regarding Supply Chain of Mushroom Cultivation in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand, India

Avanish, . and S. Noel, Ashish (2023) Constraints and Suggestions Regarding Supply Chain of Mushroom Cultivation in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand, India. Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research, 22 (3). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2456-8864

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The cultivation of mushrooms has gained significant attention as an alternative agricultural practice due to its high nutritional value, medicinal properties, and eco-friendly nature. However, the effective management of the supply chain in mushroom cultivation presents numerous challenges. This research paper aims to identify the constraints associated with the supply chain of mushroom cultivation and provide suggestions for their improvement.The study was conducted in 2023 (February – March) in the Raipur block of Dehradun. The data were collected via questionnaire and direct interview from 60 growers and 20 traders. Region was specifically chosen due to the significant presence of growers and traders. The reason behind this selection was the growers' shift towards mushroom cultivation as a result of untimely rains and crop damage. Mushroom cultivation offered a controlled indoor environment, mitigating the risks associated with unpredictable weather conditions. However, over time, both the growers and traders encountered challenges in the management aspects of cultivation, as well as post-harvesting. Grower perceived major constraints were Inadequate supply of spawn at appropriate time, Unfavourable climatic conditions, no cold storage facilities, poor marketing avenues and people regard mushroom as a non-veg food were ranked first. It is therefore recommended that constraints should be checked to maximize the production. To do that, extension agencies should take up skill-oriented training programmes and awareness programmes, cold storage facilities should be provided to accelerate the self-life.

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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 12:01
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2023 05:44

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