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.