Volume 12 Part 1 Article 78: Mushroom Industry in Taiwan

Volume 12 Part 1 Article 78
Year 1989
Title: Mushroom Industry in Taiwan
Authors: T.Y. Ku and C.L. Lee


The cultivated mushroon, Agaricus bisporus (Lange) Imbach, has been grown in Taiwan for 28 years since 1958. This country for some years was the biggest supplier of canned mushrooms in the world. It took advantages of low production costs and the farmers’ diligence in the past. The mushroom industry has indeed created a great deal of wealth for many farmers and contributed to the prosperity of Taiwan’s agricultural economy. The government, canners and farmers’ associations play an important role in improving the farmers’ production technology. Though this industry is now facing quite a lot of difficulties or limitations in its further development, the government still attaches much importance to it and carries on research on the cultivated mushroon in order to prcmote exports as well as danestic consumption.

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