By Benito Jasmin and Peggy Carlson - Project Coordinators
A proud recipient of a manual on meat production
Thank you for your generous support of the Feeding Families Project in Haiti! As mentioned previously, once things got off the ground in Grand Boulage, activities were spread to nearby communities such as Croix des Bouquets, Sibert, and Kenskoff. Here is a highlight from one of those communities.
In Kenskoff, funds raised through Global Giving were combined with other donations to purchase and distribute 20 rabbit cages. Training was provided in rabbit production and general management and the number of rabbit producers increased from 17 to 41. In addition, 27 rabbit raisers were trained in meat quality assurance. Future plans for small animal production in Kenskoff including continuing to work on a rabbit marketing strategy and increasing production. They would also like to set up a hygienic meat processing plant.
In order to spread knowledge and training further, project funds covered the cost of bringing together 20 key production leaders from seven communities, including Kenskoff and Grand Boulage, to be part of a rabbit network meeting in Port-au-Prince. As the rabbit marketing network grows, producers will have more options for selling their animals and will be able to get higher prices.
Kenskoff is also receiving assistance in vegetable production and 23 producers from Kenskoff and Croix de Bouquets were trained in low cost techniques that can help improve their harvests of lettuce and cabbage. Goals and plans for vegetable production in Kenskoff include setting up a small nursery and training producer on how produce strong seedling as they are currently losing a lot of time and money trying to manage seeds.
It is with the support of donors like you that we can accomplish so much. Thank you again.
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