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Rabbit breeding, a reality in Mwaro province


Sep 10, 2023

MWARO September 8th (ABP) – With rabbit farming, a mouth receives food, a pocket receives cash. They also receive better quality manure. Those are the words of the advisor to the provincial education directorate who practices rabbit farming at Bisha hill, Makamba zone in Rusaka commune, Mr. Appolinaire Gateretse.

Mr. Gateretse said he was inspired by the Head of State’s appeal to recommend that every household raise at least five rabbits. He started this breeding in April 2023. He started with four rabbits including three females and one male. After a few days, they multiplied. Now his keyboard has 31 rabbits after selling 28, the applicants being young people. He has three types of rabbits namely Fauve de Bourgogne, New Zealand and Calfornia.

Speaking of the challenges, he stressed that rabbit farming is experiencing difficulties, including food which is difficult to find, lack of market, insufficient veterinarians to intervene as early as possible in the event of illness.

He asks communal veterinarians to properly supervise rabbit farmers to improve the health of their animals. He said that before rabbit farming, he raised chickens and was around fifty.


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