African women feeding Africa

ILRI Clippings

Below are some highlighted remarks made by Vicki Wilde, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), based in Nairobi, Kenya, at a presentation she made at the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 July 2013. A full transcript of her presentation is posted on the AWARD website, along with a video of her presentation.
  1. Many #women want better cattle & goats but poorest need help w/ snails, rabbits, poultry. @AWARDfellowship#AASW6
  2. .@AWARDFellowship Matilda Ayim-Akonor says 80% of #Ghana’s > 20m poultry r lost annually. @AWARDfellowship#AASW6
  3. Are #women’s priorities incl in @FARAinfo‘s ‘#Science Agenda for #Agriculture in #Africa‘? @AWARDfellowship#AASW6

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the 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 am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) 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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