TOPA-GH Mushroom Project

Mushrooms Jobs And Life Sustainability

We produce and process organic mushroom flour, offer free training on mushroom farming and also provide ready market for mushroom farmers

Use Case

For people with dietary needs and easy access to gainful employment, TOPA GH Mushroom Project produce fresh organic mushrooms and processed nutritious products out of raw mushrooms for consumers both local and international and create employment opportunities for the youth through the project farms, processing plants, distribution and marketing channels. Unlike other farming and processing companies, TOPA GH Mushroom Project provides free training on mushroom farming with technical support and assistance to people who have the motivation to start their own mushroom farms and also they provide ready market for mushroom farmers by purchasing their harvested mushrooms for processing

Potential

Aside motivating people by providing them with all the necessary incentives (training and technical support) to start a mushroom farm, by consuming our mushroom products an individual will significantly boost his /her immune system as research shows that oyster mushroom is high in nutrients like vitamins , calcium , protein , fiber , zinc etc. and also free of cholesterol and low in fat . Also found in mushroom is terpenoids which kills bacteria and viruses by producing anti - inflammatory effect in the body . We are sure going forward pharmaceutical industries will be exploring this quality and help give a breakthrough in our fight against viral / bacterial diseases

Business Case

Key Activities: Engage in mushroom farming, process mushroom into flour, export and sell to the local market. Beneficiary: Vegetarians, body builders, children, nursing mothers etc. Market Plan: Advertise on social and multi media, visiting educational and religious institutions, associations, clubs, community groups to introduce our products to them and sponsoring health and entrepreneurship programs. Competitive Analysis: Local mushroom farmers and flour mill companies in Ghana. Key Partners: Food and Bakery industry, shops (local and abroad). Financial Projections: The project will need a startup capital of GH¢ 179,920 and it can raise a revenue of GH¢ 182,400 in the first year. A bag of 25kg of flour will be sold at GH¢ 95 and we hope get 1,920 customers in the first year

Objectives:

  1. Creating a pathway where individuals improve their skill set in mushroom production for the global market
  2. Addressing the dietary needs of people by producing protein rich mushrooms at an affordable price and readily available at market centers
  3. Address the current youth unemployment issue by supporting mushroom production startups financially and technically

Team TOPA-GH Mushroom Project

Kumasi, Ghana

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Our Mission

This project is a two edged sword which seeks to address the current youth unemployment issue and also improvement in the overall consumption of protein rich mushrooms. Our mission is novel as it is creating a pathway where individuals with diverse backgrounds can build the knowledge, skills and abilities that will impart the technical know - how in mushroom cultivation whilst still creating meaningful careers that will make them thrive and producing affordable and nutritious mushroom products

Our Background

Myself, Andrews Idun is the Executive Director of the project, Theophilus Asamoah and Kyei Baffour are in charge of the mushroom farming and processing respectively, Larbi Adjei Lawrence is in charge of research and Patrick Kumeshina is also in charge of marketing. We are participating in this challenge because we want to gain more knowledge on how to become successful entrepreneurs. We are concerned about the youth unemployment rate in our country and we believe this project can help reduce it

Our Team

Our Mission

This project is a two edged sword which seeks to address the current youth unemployment issue and also improvement in the overall consumption of protein rich mushrooms. Our ...Read More

Our Background

Myself, Andrews Idun is the Executive Director of the project, Theophilus Asamoah and Kyei Baffour are in charge of the mushroom farming and processing respectively, Larbi Adjei Lawrence ...Read More

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