Biofungi – Promoting Mushroom Consumption and Social Responsibility in Central and Eastern Europe In this insightful interview, UMDIS director Maksym Yenchenko meet Agnes Vattamany, the Marketing Manager of Bio Fungi, a well-known mushroom company with diverse activities in the mushroom business. Agnes shares valuable information about Biofungi’s journey and the exciting projects they undertake to promote mushroom consumption and social responsibility. Bio Fungi was established in 1992 and has grown into one of the leading mushroom companies in Central and Eastern Europe. With a workforce of 420 employees, they produce high-quality compost and cultivate a range of mushrooms, including white button, chestnut, oyster, king oyster, and shiitake mushrooms. Their commitment to promoting mushroom consumption is evident in their various initiatives. They have published a delightful recipe book with 60 international-style recipes, encouraging everyone to explore the versatility of mushrooms in their kitchens. Agnes also discusses Biofungi’s social responsibility projects where they contribute a portion of their mushroom products to support worthy causes. Additionally, their ‘school mushroom project’ aims to educate students about mushrooms and their importance as a nutritious food source. Furthermore, Agnes sheds light on their marketing strategies, emphasizing the significance of making mushrooms a household staple by collaborating with retail chains and creating awareness among consumers. Join us for this intriguing conversation with Biofungi, a company dedicated to not only providing exceptional mushroom products but also spreading the love for mushrooms and fostering social responsibility in the region.