CIAT team keen to implement dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

The Livestock and Fish program director, Tom Randolph recently visited Nicaragua and Colombia. In Colombia he met colleagues in the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a partner centre for the program, which leads forages research within the program’s feeds platform as well as the dual-purpose cattle value chain activities in Nicaragua.

In Nicaragua, Randolph together with the CIAT team working on the value chain held meetings with Edwin Perez, a former ILRI employee, who is leading a new Technoserve dairy development project in the central-northern part of the country and José Antonio Rivera, a director at a private sector dairy product maker, Eskimo, which is also involved in dairy development actions. In addition, field visits to a dairy cooperative, a dairy farmer and a cheese maker were held. These meetings and field visits were aimed at exploring potential partnership areas and additional strategic research opportunities.

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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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1 Response to CIAT team keen to implement dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua

  1. ojewale-OLUWATOSIN says:

    Pls kindly furnish me with latest most abt animal production. Like poultry


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