PROGRESS REPORT<br />Oyster Mushroom Farming<br />Submitted By:<br /> Muhammad Sulman AshrafL1S10MBAM0147<br />Jawad Bajwa...
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  1. 1. PROGRESS REPORT<br />Oyster Mushroom Farming<br />Submitted By:<br /> Muhammad Sulman AshrafL1S10MBAM0147<br />Jawad BajwaL1S08MBAM0148<br />Umair ShakeelL1S08MBAM2147<br />Sana KhalidL1F09MBAM0035<br />Supervisor: <br />Prof Mansoor Nisar<br />Department Of Management Sciences<br />University Of Central Punjab Lahore<br />PROJECT TITLE:<br />Oyster Mushroom Farming<br />DATE OF START:<br />1st of December, 2010.<br />DURATION:<br />4 Months.<br />OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSAL:<br />As we know that our project is on the cultivation of oyster mushrooms. So our major objective is to provide fresh mushrooms in the market with least price also. We should provide mushrooms in the market in form of fresh but one thing is also important that fresh mushrooms were spoiled after one day or one and half day. So our major task is to firstly explore the market and we already have orders from the market so that after cutting of mushrooms, we should deliver them into the market. So our major objective includes providing fresh mushrooms and the market of fresh mushrooms also exist. <br />Moreover, in Pakistan, only few companies are cultivating fresh mushrooms and they are not able to fulfill the market demands. Moreover, another objective is to reduce the cost of pizza as dried mushrooms are costly as compared to fresh ones and they are also less tasteful. So providing mushrooms with fewer rates and with good quality is also one of our major objective. <br />MATHEDOLOGY:<br />As we came to know that other companies firstly require a building which is completely covered as shadow is also important part of cultivation. Some companies outside the Pakistan use a special grass method for its cultivation. Another method for its cultivation is through seed spray. Moreover, other equipments for temperature regulation is also required for cultivation. <br />But in our project, we already have a poultry control shed with proper width and length. Another major reason for selecting this control shed is that it already has all the temperature controlling equipments. For this reason, we are choosing this site. Control shed is properly covered and also it has humidity. By choosing this control shed, our major cost is minimized as we don’t require capital for our building and equipments. The poultry control shed is chosen because the available shed is now in city premises. So the Environmental Safety department is not issuing it license for poultry farming. Moreover, the method of cultivation used by us is the seed spray method. The reason for choosing this method is that the seed spray is easily available to us and it is easy to handle also. Our major requirements are the shelf’s where they are placed and the seed spray and raw material.<br />ACHIVEMENTS TILL NOW<br />Till now, we have made our proposal report as well as we also have arranged some interviews with our concerned persons. For this, we visit some famous pizza parlors in the Lahore and we told them our purpose. In return, we also got much information that is very important for us. While conducting this research, some persons corporate with us in a good way but some persons deal us badly and they can’t respond to our questions. Moreover, some cultivation techniques were also in our knowledge through the department of mushrooms in University of Agriculture Faisalabad. We got brochures of oyster mushroom farming in which all the techniques were mentioned.<br />PROJECT OUTPUT<br />The output of our project is very bright in a sense that this business is very grooming these days as the trends of the persons are changing day by day. For achieving our desirable output, we visit pizza parlors where there is a consumption of oyster mushrooms. <br />ISSUES<br />The major issue regarding our project is the issue of market demand. First of all we have to find out the market where the demand of these mushrooms exists. As all the pizza parlors are using dry mushrooms or fresh in the form of packing, so it is essential to aware them with fresh mushrooms and also the place from where they got it. So market demand is major issue in this project. Moreover, the availability of cotton waste as raw material is also an issue in regard that in some months, factories are closed of cotton and it is difficult to achieve raw material. So any other alternative should also consider.<br />RISK ANALYSIS<br />After analyzing all the project aspect, we came to know that there is risk in this project. Risk is because the mushrooms were spoiled in 24 hours. So it is necessary that mushrooms should reach markets in 24 hours. If there is no demand in the market, then there is a risk that all the mushrooms should spoil. So it is a risk issue in this project. <br />TARGETS FOR NEXT MONTH<br />Our target for next month is to conduct a market survey. The reason for conducting this survey is to find market and explore market demand. Our target is pizza parlors. So we should conduct survey from the managers of the pizza parlors. <br />

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