Rabbit Rearing Project

A closing ceremony will be held next Tuesday for a Rabbit Rearing Project in North Leeward.

The project was carried out at the Troumaca Secondary School as part of the “Enhanced Capacity for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods Project.

It was spearheaded jointly by the Rural Transformation Unit within the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF).

Along with a certificate of completion, the Rural Transformation Unit will be distributing rabbits and rabbit rearing kit which will consist of medicine, feeds, waterers, feeders and manual to thirty persons consisting of males and females residing in the Troumaca and Rose Hall communities.

The project funded under the BNTF to the tune of Twenty eight Thousand United States dollars (28,000.00 USD) allowed the Rural Transformation Unit to provide project participants with three component hutches and nesting boxes.

Training was also carried out on how to slaughter a rabbit, prepare the rabbit meat, marketing strategies, business skills and proficient rabbit rearing practices.

The Unit said it will continue to monitor the project and encourage the participants to produce rabbits commercially as a cooperative.

The closing ceremony takes place at the Troumaca Secondary School from 10am on Tuesday.

Saboto Caesar, the Minister of the Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries, will deliver remarks at the ceremony.