Our Solution

Our solution to the problem of food insecurity experienced by communities in Sierra Leone is a low-tech system for growing oyster mushrooms on rice straw to provide a high-protein, low-cost, reliable form of nutrition year-round. 

Why mushrooms?

  • Our production process is low-tech, requiring no electricity and minimal heating, meaning that it can be carried out in remote areas where utilities are not available.
  • Mushrooms can be cultivated year-round as long as the right environmental conditions are provided.
  • Mushrooms are nutrient-dense, containing high amounts of protein and essential minerals.
  • Our production process is very inexpensive because it uses rice straw as its primary input
  • Our cultivation process is circular, using local agricultural waste as an input and producing spent substrate that can be used as crop fertilizer.