Success of the project to promote mushroom cultivation in order to economically-strengthen rural women has been marked with the women involved organizing themselves to form an association.
Sixty seven women of Ampara district, who earn a monthly income of Rs. 25,000 from mushroom cultivation, have formed an entrepreneurial body titled Digana Mushroom Society.
After receiving practical training at the Department of Agriculture at Gannoruwa, 180 women are involved in mushroom cultivation mainly at Damana, Namaloya, Ampara and Uhana.
They are being assisted by the primary industries ministry by way of the provision of financial and material assistance and technical advice.
Guidance of minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage is another reason for their success.