TAGAYTAY CITY --- What comes to mind when we hear about mushroom? Normally, we think about those stuff that just pop out from organic materials usually from wood sources or from different kinds of substrate. Since the Philippines is a tropical country and endowed with microbiological resources, a study showed that mushroom contains excellent health benefits and growing them properly has great potential and demand in the global market . For the past three years the DA Bicol has been conducting massive trainings on Community Based Mushroom Production in different barangays and undertakes Techno fora, special events and even to PNP/Army members.
Just recently, The Bureau of Plant Industry in partnership with the Department of Agriculture held the first ever Mushroom Summit at the Tagaytay International Convention Center , Tagaytay City on June 27-28, 2017. With the theme “Kabutehan para sa Maunlad at Malusog na Pamayanan”, close to 300 Mushroom farmers, Researchers and Agricultural Extension Workers from different regions attended the said event . The 52 Bicol delegates headed by Pedro Oliver, Science Research Speacialist II and Mushroom focal Person has the most number of attendees.