CANKUZO June 22nd (ABP) – Rabbit farmer Timothée Bizimana of the commune and province of Cankuzo is delighted with the performance of his profession exercised since 2022.
To start the rabbit farming project, Mr. Bizimana learned about farming techniques on the internet via his own smartphone. He started his business with a capital of four rabbits and has more than 200 rabbits in a year.
Rabbit farmer Bizimana praises raising rabbits as a less expensive activity compared to other types of farming. He clarified that the rabbit’s gestation period lasts only one month.
Regarding value added to family income, he noted meat and manure. In addition, the monthly income from the project is equivalent to more than BIF 200 thousand. Mr. Bizimana said that he is involved in the construction of hutches for beginners in the rabbit farming profession.
His vision is to become a professional rabbit farmer: “I want to make significant progress in rabbit farming to make a living, I must say that no job will be able to attract me in the future”. Regarding the difficulties related to this profession of rabbit farming, Mr. Bizimana pointed out the problem of climate change which causes a lot of losses, while specifying that he has already recorded more than 20 deaths in April following the cold. Also, access to rabbit medicines in this province is not easy, he added.
He asks the government to make sufficient veterinary pharmacies available and to help rabbit farmers access loans for the promotion of that profession.