Women play a critical role in food security in this region by fulfilling their role as food providers. There are 3 basic variants of household food production systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: In this variant, food plots are considered women's plot. In this type, male household head controls the output.
Value of rabbit skins, manure and other by-products are not considered.
Local rabbit farmers and project staff. Note the local-style hutches and nest boxes - Cameroun. Eleveurs locaux et personnel du projet. Criadores locales de conejos y personal del proyecto. Heifer Project International Peru.
Well-informed and enthusiastic extension agents can complement this training process by organizing farmer training and supervision activities and providing technical information, programme promotion services and equipment.
However, agents have sometimes convinced farmers to modernize their operations with inappropriate imported technology. These farmers then become gradually dependent on expensive, and often unnecessary, cage wire, concentrate feed and medicines. This results in the breakdown of previously sound and sustainable production systems.
Extension agents should also be discouraged from always contacting the same few prosperous, progressive and influential farmers. Farmers with less land, less education and influence, but with a genuine interest and the respect of others, may well become the best demonstrators and teachers.
All extension agents involved in rabbit production should themselves have at least a couple of breeding does in their own backyard. Eventually, the project might bring together successful, key rabbit farmer leaders from various areas to establish a network that holds regular meetings for the discussion of rabbit project development issues and to reinforce individual leadership abilities through the sharing of project-related experiences.
This project-bridging approach may enhance project development through the formation of farmer cooperatives for marketing rabbit meat and by-products and making bulk purchases of necessary supplies.
Moreover, the rabbit farmer leaders will be in a position to appreciate that, in terms of self-sufficiency development, the status of the rabbit project depends on them.
Strategies for long-term training are particularly justified where rabbit production expertise is lacking in major governmental programmes. In many cases, project managers have been trained abroad, obtaining specialized degrees at universities with active rabbit research programmes.
Part of their training should also encourage them to work for the benefit of the small-scale producer. Unfortunately, these specialists sometimes either do not return to the position for which they were trained, or else find themselves in an administrative post with very little contact with the small rabbit producer.
Generally though, following such formal training, which is both intensive and practical, the rabbit specialist is capable of fostering technically sound, field-based training as well as extension activities targeted for farmers with limited resources.
- West Africa By: West Africa is know for its rich trading empire, natural landmarks, for their beautifully designed cloth, and jewelry. To begin with, West Africa is known for its interesting land features, landforms, and its gradually changing climate. (2) Spineless conduct of the West toward African despots (3) West’s readiness to sponsor international forums that embarrass and undermine the West b. Hostility toward South Africa 2. Readiness to Give Aid a. Guilt-ridden people hope to assuage their feelings by giving away (tax-payers’) money without questioning the results 3. A thesis presented to the Faculty of the U.S. Army. West Africa consists of sixteen countries that cover a total area of about Most West Africans obtain their living from subsistence farming. The region has few exports: oil is the principle revenue-earner for Nigeria; cocoa and gold are.
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growth in Africa is generally achieved by cultivating more land and by mobilising a larger agricultural labour force, which produc - es very little improvement in yields.
In season, breadfruit and/or breadnuts supplement other staple foods for home consumption in Indonesia, the Philippines, and parts of West Africa, Central and . Smallholder household adoption of improved agricultural technologies, including fertilizer, irrigation, and improved storage methods, continues to remain relatively low in West Africa.
As a result, smallholder production of staple crops is low, food security is low, and many households continue to produce at the subsistence or semi-subsistence.
region. This thesis focuses on the importance of incorporating local peoples' world views and daily practices into programming. At minimum, a nuanced understanding of peoples' method of subsistence and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is required if resource degradation is to be abated.
Rabbit project development strategies in subsistence farming systems. International rabbit programmes (Thesis).
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.
IFS. Cameroon, West Africa: economic feasibility of rabbit farming under intensive and subsistence management systems of production.