By Angela Lozano
Dr. Steven Lukefahr, is working toward expanding meat rabbit industry in developing countries in need of a good food source.
“In 2010 Haiti earthquake killed 230,000 people and injured 300,000,” Lukefahr said. “Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere”.
Lukefahr published over 159 articles in national and international journals and is the author of the book Developing Sustainable Rabbit Projects (Heifer International).
Professor Dr. Lukefahr is helping countries in need of a food source like Haiti.
“All a family would need is two rabbits maleand female and they would be able to feed their whole family for years,” he said.
Lukefahr has put his study to work and maintains a Rabbit farm not too far from Texas A&M University Kingsville.
He plans to continue helping countries and their families and also study all limits of rabbit meat for rural farmers.
“With proper farming and breeding, the rabbit is the key factor in sustainability nutrition and other possibilities of a poor family in need,” he said.