The “Skilling Youth Program at MTRC” admits persons in the youth age bracket (below 35 Years) This Course runs as a 3 Weeks Residential Training program that is conducted at the Mushroom Training and Resource Centre in Kabale Uganda. Immediately after the training, youth start their own mushroom enterprises. The look is on for Youth Champions, these will receive Project Sponsorship in various ways. You could be one of them. All trainees who successfully complete this practical course are registered for assessment by the Directorate Continue reading →
The Harvest Money Expo is an event organised by vision group bringing together winners and high ranked farmers and intending practitioners of the same industry. MTRC participated in the 2nd edition of this annual event. Youth that have acquired skilling in mushroom Agribusiness in partnership with AVSI/SKY, are now taking lead in showcasing their returns from mushroom agribusiness. Inset is one of the skilled youth Miss. Bridget Ainebyoon presenting to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda and serving him a very Continue reading →
Helping people to help themselves is the basis for empowering persons with disabilities. No one is more aware of their disadvantages than disabled people themselves. Disability is more than a physical or mental limitation on/to the individual. Skilling people living with disability in sustainable mushroom cultivation practices helps to promote their professional and social integration. Its an effective means to reduce extreme poverty and hunger among the disabled, through engaging them in mushroom cultivation, where they will be employed, and at the same time create Continue reading →
The Skilling Youth for Employment in Agri-business (SKY) project, together with Mushroom and Training Resource Centre (MTRC) conducted training in Mushroom production and processing for Students in Eastern Uganda. The Students of Tororo Girls School, embraced the Training in Oyster mushroom and were prepared to go through the practical drills of production. The first mushroom Gardens were planted and will start producing mushrooms by this Christmas 2017. The methods and techniques are not difficult at all which makes it a manageable enterprise. Once taken up Continue reading →
Students of Iganga Girls School have attained skills in the practical cultivation of Oyster mushrooms. This training by MTRC took place in conjunction with AVSI/SKY which has done a remarkable job in promoting Agribusiness in institutions of learning around the country. This exposes students especially those that are involved in agriculture clubs at school to acquire hands on skills by practicing Agriculture at school. Resultantly they carry home the farming skill acquired especially in vacation and long holidays. The primary goal of is to Continue reading →
On 29th November the final assessment for the year was conducted for youth trainees who completed Training in mushroom value chain and entrepreneurship at MTRC. The Assessment is done by the ministry of Education and Sports with support from AVSI/SKY which has ensured that all these students are duly registered and sit the Final Exam. Performance results for the candidates will be released next year.
MTRC was crowned winner at the 2017 Agri-Skilling Fair which brought together so many Agribusiness partners and institutions supported by AVSI-SKY. The 2017 Agri-Skilling Fair event was organized at the MTN Arena in October 2017. The award of 2017 Best Agri-Skills provider, innovations and best practices in skills provision is one MTRC is entirely thankful for and in particular the AVSI SKY recognition of the work being done by MTRC. Other winners included Nyakasura School and Maryhill High School in Boys and girls basketball tournament Continue reading →
Alex Mbarimombazi a youth from Kisoro District completed his training at MTRC in mushroom value chain, entrepreneurship and Agri-business with support from AVSI/SKY. Hardly 8 months after this course Alex has a story to share with fellow youth. He started his enterprise with merely 250,000 primarily on purchase of spawn which gave yield of over 570,000/= This motivated him, to further his production. His demand for fresh mushrooms has been rising since then and he set his selling Price for fresh mushrooms at 7,000/= per Continue reading →
The Gayaza Farm Camp is a 3 year old initiative that brings together participation of over 30 schools across Uganda and more than 300 students with their patrons /teachers at Gayaza High School. MTRC participated in this Year’s Farm camp to promote the youth involvement in the mushroom enterprise for agribusiness development. The camp brings together leaders in agriculture best practices, showcasing actual projects in the school farm as a practical approach to increase food security, improve livelihoods and ensure sustainable techniques for future generations.
The Source of The Nile Agricultural and Trade Show is a week long national event that brings together farmers from all walks of the sector to showcase and present innovations in agribusiness. This learning platform brings along especially students from schools all over the country. The mushroom farmers participated in the public discussions presenting mushrooms as the ideal crop in promoting decent rural employment in the agricultural sector. The youth farmers participated in the debate on the relevance of youth in agribusiness. The sessions displayed Continue reading →