Rangeland Rehabilitation | Medicinal Plants | Research Library | Jordan Mushroom Project
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ahmad Almomany, Mycologist, University of Jordan
The Royal Botanic Garden is currently conducting the Jordan Mushroom Project headed by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Al-Momani, the mushroom expert of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Jordan.
The goal of our mushroom research is to evaluate the edible genetic resources of the native mushrooms of Jordan.
All current mushroom production in Jordan depends on importing mushroom spores from outside the country, as our native mushrooms have not yet been assessed for commercial production.
The research in our Mushrooms programme is focusing on:
Evaluating the nutritious value of indigenous mushrooms
Producing mushroom spores
Identifying production protocols for edible native mushrooms, at the lowest cost possible.
This project will also establish a database of all the mushrooms in Jordan's ecosystems.
After our research is completed, the local community will be trained on the production protocols and procedures for growing selected native mushrooms. Mushrooms will then serve as a source of alternative income.
The concept of rewarding the people for rewarding the ecosystem can be seen in mushroom growing.
This project is being funded by the Fonds français pour l'environnement mondial (FFEM) and the Agence française de développement (AFD).
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