The social business project implemented by GTT and ASHIKA Manabik Unnayan Kendra involves the production and supply of locally produced safe and completely organic mushroom seeds/spawns throughout Chittagong Hill Tracks (CHT) & other parts of Bangladesh. The social business plan focuses on organic mushroom seeds/spawns which will be sold to farmers and poor communities to help them get involved in this mushroom farming business and thereby uplifting there quality of life. The project aims to reintroduce a very popular & nutritional vegetable, which is sold locally and exported to markets in different cities. Through the sales of quality spawns, the farmers will generate considerable income, which would in return nurture entrepreneurship.
ASHIKA is a CHT based development organization which has been working for community development since 2001. Presently organized under a cooperative society structure, the business is already running smoothly while producing quality products. The Ashika Mushroom social business will be implemented in Rangamati Sadar upazila of Rangamati Hill District of Bangladesh.