S3:E8 | 1.2.2020

Oyster Mushroom Revolution

In Rwanda 26-year-old Christian has turned his mom’s backyard into an oyster mushroom cultivation lab, with mushrooms sprouting here and there. And he’s not alone. For a country still known internationally for its 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s booming mushroom industry reflects hope for a brighter future. In Rwanda, is a better tomorrow just a mushroom farm away?

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In Rwanda 26-year-old Christian has turned his mom’s backyard into an oyster mushroom cultivation lab, with mushrooms sprouting here and there. And he’s not alone. For a country still known internationally for its 1994 genocide, Rwanda’s booming mushroom industry reflects hope for a brighter future. In Rwanda, is a better tomorrow just a mushroom farm away?

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Shaina Shealy is a radio producer at WNYC's Snap Judgement. In addition to Snap Judgment, her stories have been distributed by Public Radio International, National Public Radio and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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