Nelly Bassily | March 1, 2010
As our first news story of the week explains, guinea pigs are a new type of “micro-livestock” that hold promise for rural communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and likely in other African countries. Another type of micro-livestock that is popular in many countries is rabbit rearing.
This week’s script is divided into two parts. Part one explains some of the benefits of rabbit farming, including the relative ease of caring for rabbits and preparing their meat. Part two provides more information on raising rabbits, such as how to house and feed them.
Both parts of the script can be found online at:
For more information on rabbit care, see:
Common rabbit diseases and how to treat them successfully (Package 88, Script 6, July 2009): http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/88-6script_en.asp