Developing Sustainable Rabbit Projects


This new, revised edition includes information for trainers conducting rabbit courses, with the aim of developing sustainable meat projects to help families improve nutrition and income. Ten modules cover the following topics: Production Systems and Economics, Genetics and Selection, Housing and Equipment, Feeds and Feeding, Reproduction, Disease Control, Managing the Rabbitry, and Marketing Rabbits. Each module includes a detailed learning guide which provides Learning Objectives, Terms to Know, Recommended Demonstrations, Sample Visual Aids, and Training Group Discussions. Modules address all aspects and stages of developing sustainable rabbit projects. Real world stories from rabbit ventures around the world introduce each module.

This 2010 revision includes an updated health section and A Guide to Disease Diagnosis and Treatment, which provides prevention and treatment options. A glossary of terms to know is provided, as well as a listing of General References and Internet resources of interest to rabbit producers. English only - 168 pages - 21 x 27 cm - Paperback

This revised version is now available online in this web site by clicking on the figure on the left


After completing his graduate education at Oregon State University, where he was affiliated with the Rabbit Research Center, Dr. S.D. Lukefahr worked as a consultant for Heifer International. From 1983 to 1985, Dr. Lukefahr helped develop a grassroots level, meat rabbit program for rural farmers in the northwest province of Cameroon, West Africa. As a professor at Alabama A&M University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dr. Lukefahr trained many graduate students as rabbit specialists, many of who are now working in developing countries. He also assisted and collaborated with rabbit scientists in many developing countries. The original edition of this book, A Trainer's Manual for Meat Rabbit Project Development, was based on his "Outline of Lectures on Small-Scale Rabbit Farming" document which was used in training programs and by institutions in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Lukefahr is co-author of the popular book, Rabbit Production (Interstate Printers & Publishers, Inc.), and has published more than 150 articles in national and international journals and papers in conference and workshop proceedings. In 1997, in recognition for his humanitarian services, Dr. Lukefahr received the coveted International Animal Agriculture Bouffalt Award by the American Society of Animal Science. From 2004-2008, he served as President of the World Rabbit Science Association, and presently holds the WRSA office of General Secretary for Developing Countries. Dr. Lukefahr is a Regents Professor in the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.


Developing Sustainable Rabbit Projects

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Heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058, USA .