FG Engages 17,000 Youths In Rabbit Farming

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The Federal Government had announced it has engaged 17,000 Nigerian youths in rabbit farming.

Executive Secretary of National Agricultural Land Development Authority, Paul Ikonne who made the announcement said the had already commenced in some states which include , Abia, Cross River and Oyo states, and is expected to engage more participants in the southern part of Nigeria.

Ikonne disclosed the agency would the rabbits, cage, and training for participants free of charge, and further added the first set of would be required to bring back the kitten from the rabbits they train so as to be used in the empowerment of other youths.

He Said;

had inaugurated the national young farmers’ scheme, and we intend to take in 774,000 young Nigerians into the entire agribusiness. This has started implementing the first leg, which is our animal husbandry.

“In this segment, we are doing goat and rabbit rearing. A lot of people do know the potentials, the benefits and the money they can from rearing rabbits. Rabbit has an entire value chain, nothing is a waste farming rabbit.

“So we are engaging our youths into rabbit farming, NALDA has designed a to take in 17,000 rabbit farmers especially in the South, and we have commenced the engagement in some states.”