Case study: Greening technology for mushroom cultivation
Apr 16, 2021
Global Resilient Cities Network,
GreenCape, supported by the City of Cape Town, has published a case study titled: Green Economy Enterprise Development and Investment - Greening technology for mushroom cultivation.
This case study highlights the application of a green technology solution for urban food production in Cape Town.
It outlines insights from a local company, Mushroom Guru (Pty) Ltd, which cultivates medicinal mushrooms using indoor vertical farming technology.
This case study illustrates that:
- Investment in green technology enables intensive and resource efficient production of niche produce such as mushrooms in the urban context.
- Urban agriculture can contribute to reducing food loss and waste and enable the transition to a circular economy.
- Training provided to small scale growers can enable initial, and secure ongoing, market access.
To access it, for free, click here.