A STUDY OF THE PROFITABILITY OF MUSHROOM CULTIVATION IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION OF GHANA

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ABSTRACT

This study examines the extent to which farmers trained by the Food Research Institute have taken

up mushroom farming and also determines the profitability of mushroom production. Specifically, the

study describes trends in the levels of mushroom production since 1995, the rate of adoption and

dis-adoption of mushroom farming by trainees, the profitability of mushroom cultivation and identifies

constraints to mushroom farming from the perspective of farmers. Trend description involves annual

output of respondents in the Greater Accra region from 1995 to 1999. The profitability of mushroom

cultivation was determined by the use of the Benefit-Cost Ratio ,Net Present Value and the Internal

Rate of Return criteria. The constraints to mushroom cultivation from the perspective of the farmers