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Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)‘s insight:

Project description: The world’s drylands comprise 41% of the earth’s surface and are home to 2.5 billion people – and the majority of the world’s poor.  Dry area’s fragile ecosystems are at great risk of drought, water depletion and natural resource degradation and desertification thereby putting vulnerable communities at significant risk of food insecurity and conflict over diminishing resources of land and water. This report in the Sahel region of Northern Nigeria will examine how holistic grassland management can be augmented with indigenous local knowledge and shared using mobile technology and its social, economic and cultural impact on local communities as a means to reduce conflict between pastoralists and small farmers.

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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