INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RABBIT PRODUCTION IN TROPICAL CLIMATE 2019
Rabbits are a productive and fast growing animal that has the potential to produce a substantial amount of meat in a relatively short time. Rabbits are also able to grow and reproduce well from inexpensive forages, horticultural and agricultural by-products, as well as commercial premixed feeds. Rabbit farming using forage-feeds would produce organic fertilizers that could substantially contribute to the eco-friendly farming cycle.
Rabbits could be raised at backyard barns as well as in large-scale commercial farms. This potential has created a way for small-scale backyard enterprises to generate a significant income in developing countries. Despite the high potential benefits from rabbit farming in this region, farmers would still need to deal with problems related to lack of capital, knowledge (technology), feed sourcing, management, and quality breeding animals. On-going efforts in countries of the developing world to improve rabbit farming could be implemented as a way to strengthen food security as well as transform it to a highly profitable business for rabbit farmers within an eco-friendly environment.
With the development of alternative and complementary transgenic models to reduce the gestation period and maturity age, scientists are able to generate lines of transgenic animals in a very short time. This conference is therefore aimed at gathering information from research results that can help to support the rabbit industry as well as and other related industries to produce organic or eco-friendly products.