Rabbit rearing improves Atiama’s economic and livelihood activities
As climate change continues to influence the decline of northern Ghana’s farmers’ productivity and livelihoods, it is also leaving a legacy of widening poverty. Consequently, adopting livelihood diversification techniques is necessary for farmers’ resilience building. One of the communities witnessing a drastic decline in their livelihood is Wakii, a farming community in the Upper East region of Ghana. To build their resilience as well as help restore the agility of the environment, World Vision Ghana has introduced rabbit rearing as one of the alternative livelihood and income-generating activities for farmers in Wakii. “I wondered how rabbits rearing could add value to my livelihood if local poultry did little; nevertheless, I decided to give it a try," Atiama, a farmer, said.