Rabbit production has been well developed in Mekong delta, Vietnam during the bird flu due to the lack of meat for human demand. With the advantages of fast and prolific reproduction and herbivore feeding habit under increasing prices of traditional concentrate feeds, the rabbit has become important of organic meat production for the poor producers in the tropical developing countries. However, some constrains of the production such as lacks of information of raising technology, feed utilization, diseases, marketing and consumption for the producers as well as researchers. Therefore a regional Workshop of organic rabbit farming is necessary to share experiences of research and development among researchers, producers and consumers to make them available for enhancing the production
Goals of the International Rabbit workshop are:
To share scientific results and experiences of rabbit production development during bird flu in the South East Asian Countries.
To suggest short and long-term strategies for organic rabbit development for meat while feed price crisis.
To build up the MEKARN Rabbit Network (MERANET) for research and development collaboration
To produce the recommendation leaflet of organic rabbit farming