The mushroom promotion in Togo draw its origin from the regional seminar on beekeeping and mushroom farming organized by Food and Agriculture Organization at Ho in Ghana in November 1996. The actual coordination of Association pour la Gestion Intégreé et Durable de l’Environnement (NGO AGIDE) was in a member of the Togolese team. Since its creation in 1998; AGIDE is the pioneer in the mushroom farming promotion in Togo. The program contains many projects donated by different organisations.
In 2001, the Resident Mission of World Bank in Togo had gave a small grant to AGIDE to lunch the promotion of this new activity in rural areas. In 2003, a second small grant had allowed AGIDE to train the national technicians of Institut de Conseil et d’Appui Technique Région Maritime (ICAT RM) and leaders of some NGO
From 2006 to 2010, the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle (SCAC) of France Embassy had supported AGIDE in mushroom promotion by offering a big grant. The grant had allowed rapid advancement of mushroom farming in the whole country.
AGIDE Is on the forefront of many mushroom project in Togo. It is working in partnership with The Faculty of Science of the University of Lome in research and collecting local edible mushroom from Togo forests. In the Agronomic High School of of the University of Lome , AGIDE’ s Coordinator is in charge of training students on mushroom farming. He is in charge of the same course in the National Agricultural Training Instituted of Tove since 2004. AGIDE is Guest speaker in the USA Peace Corps on the program Natural Resources Management. He trains volunteers on mushroom cultivation since 2002.
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