• Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

Rabbit breeding should be promoted


Oct 25, 2023

KARUSI October 25th (ABP) – The Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock carried out, on October 20, 2023, the evaluation of the state of progress and awareness on rabbit breeding.

The BPEAE director, Jean Séverin Sinzobatohana admits that his province welcomed the national rabbit breeding program with open arms. He remains convinced that the Bugenyuzi commune can serve as an example to others in Karusi as elsewhere.

However, he orders all BPEAE technicians, from the village to the provincial level, to have their own hutches of at least five rabbits by October 31 of that year as agreed.

He announced that all public offices will be equipped with a common staff hutch on the same date. He launches a vibrant appeal to his staff to serve as a model and to sufficiently supervise the people in rabbit breeding.

Mr. Didace Nizigiyimana, expert in rabbit breeding in Karusi and at the national level, indicated the importance of rabbit breeding. The latter provide very fertile manure, organic pesticides, their urine strengthens humility and appetite in pigs and provides white meat which is recommended for all people by nutritionists. He took the time to explain how they reproduce, their proper diet and how to build a standard hutch.


The appeal made by the Head of State to raise rabbits has been understood
Bujumbura – Livestock A soldier of the 412th battalion has embarked on rabbit farming project BUJUMBURA, November 13th (ABP) – Soldier Leonidas Nsengiyumva has responded well to the appeal of the President of the Republic of Burundi who calls on Burundians and State institutions to engage in rabbit farming, a check at the headquarters of the Kabezi commune in Bujumbura province by ABP has revealed. His entrepreneurial leadership in raising rabbits started last April and now has more than 135 rabbits and plans to move forward. He wants to become a large rabbit farmer with a large number of rabbits, with a view to providing rabbits to those who would like to raise them. He has already provided rabbits to those who want them. Last month, he sold 12 rabbits, for 25 thousand BIF each. He plans to expand the hutch little by little because, he stressed, the iron sheets, boards and pipes are expensive today. Mr. Nsengiyumva revealed two major challenges to that breeding. He cited a lack of veterinary technicians and good breed rabbits. He called on the State to help rabbit farmers to treat rabbits and provide them with good breeds in order to cross them with the local breed to find a disease-resistant breed.
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