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Small Ruminant Farming Training for Communities around the Mole National Park Landscape

A training workshop was organised for hunters and farmers. The workshop strengthened participants’ knowledge on the need for conservation and the benefits therein. Through their participation in this action, they were able to acquire skills in livestock production (specifically how to construct standard housing for small ruminants and the overall management of the enterprise).

The criteria for selecting participants for this action was based on snowball sampling technique – where identifiable hunters/poachers recruit other subjects from their acquaintances. About 50 individuals comprising 29 males and 21 females benefited from this training and subsequently provided with 100 breeding stock of livestock (Sheep and goat) to start livestock farming.

Training of farmers from five (5) communities within the Mole Ecological landscape on small ruminant farming training organised in Kabampe.

A view of the trainer walking participants trough the small ruminant farming training organised in Murugu.

The breeding stock procured were quarantined for 3 weeks before distribution was made to beneficiaries. They were ear-tagged for easy identification. During the quarantine period, the animals were given medication and vaccinated against prevailing diseases.

Group photograph of all participants of the small ruminant farming training organised in Kabampe.

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