A closing ceremony will be held on Tuesday 8th August, 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, Forestry, Fisheries  and Rural Transformation, 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 kits, which will consist of medicine, feeds, waterers, feeders and a 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 (USD28,000.00), 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 stated that it will continue to monitor the project and encourage the participants to produce rabbits commercially as a co-operative.

The closing ceremony takes place at the Troumaca Secondary School from 10:00 a.m.

Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of the Agriculture, will deliver remarks at the ceremony.

 

SOURCE: NBC

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