27 Jan 2010. Thika Municipal
Stadium, Thika, Kenya
Exhibition on "Enhanced
rabbit marketing for sustainable agribusiness and improved livelihoods"
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2009. Nairobi: Jacky Foo (Globetree) receives the
2009 Africa Rural Connect Award from Molly Mattessich (National Peace
Corps Association, USA) for his winning project idea "Ndekero
Challenge". The project idea was awarded 20,000 US$ which will be used on
activities to increase income generation of families in the village of
Ndekero and to connect families with rabbits to the market via the rabbit
colony farm of the Nazareth Sisters of Annunciation (Meru, Kenya).
Photo by Ernesto G., Peace Corps Polyglot (The blog of the
National Peace Corps Association).
03 Dec 2009: Project idea "Ndekero Challenge" wins the final round and
Grand Prize of 20,000 US$ in the Africa Rural Connect Contest and 1st Prize
of 3,000 US$ in Round 4.
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Sept-14 Oct. Public Discussion on a project proposal:
Ndekero Challenge: A Systems Approach for Rabbit Keeping by a Rural Community
in Partnership with a Commercial Rabbit Farm" with Jacky E.L. Foo
(International Co-ordinator, Rabbit Network Kenya). Join:
Internet Seminar/Workshop on tanning of rabbit hides (date to be announced
provides info/discussion on methods to tan rabbit hides and
enable participants to share their
experiences, ideas for product development and marketing . To registration, enter your
email address here.
CO-SPONSORS WANTED/DONATIONS NEEDED
Please contact: jacky.foo at gmail.com for more
Jacky Foo, Globetree; Program Officer, Environment and
Project sites "Ndekero" and
"Marima" have been selected for production scale up in 2010 (pending funding).
At each site, the objective is to produce 100 rabbits per month (using the colony method
with open vegetated fenced enclosures). One acre is
available for infrastructure and access to grass, weeds and crop
residues (as primary rabbit feed). The
goal is to generate income and the profits will be used to help keep vulnerable
children in school, to provide skills training and employment to parents who are unable to pay their children's
Worldwide - about 60 percent of youth go to
secondary school but in sub-Saharan Africa it is less than 30 percent. One
billion people now live in Africa and growing by about 24 million every year.
By 2050, there will be two billion people; of which 349 million are youths or
29 percent of the world's total.
This project will serve as a model for free-range rabbit meat production and
will contribute to integrated food production (using
under-utilised resources, generating organic fertiliser, value-added products),
skills training, school education and employment.
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