Why Agriculture Is Nigeria’s New Oil

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In the lead up to the 2013 Borlaug Dialogue, the Skoll World Forum is featuring several keynote speakers writing at the nexus of three subjects central to the global challenges we face in the 21st century: biotechnology, sustainability, and climate volatility. The 2013 Borlaug Dialogue takes place October 16-18 in Des Moines, Iowa. View the full series here.

As Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is championing agricultural investments in one of Africa’s fastest growing economies through bold policy reforms.

Much is said about a rising Africa on the global economic stage. To be sure, there is a new energy and dynamism across the continent. It can be seen in an emerging middle class, improved governance, and a heightened interest by foreign investors. But amidst this excitement, there remains a disturbing paradox. Africa is a continent with enormous potential for agricultural growth, yet one where food insecurity and…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

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. 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'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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2 Responses to Why Agriculture Is Nigeria’s New Oil

  1. Jerry Chechet Kahu says:

    nteresting autobiography! Read an article on food and drug residue especially in animal products and its effect to our health, also read that there is a rise in these residues which from all point of knowledge is detrimental to our health. From your biography sir, you are the national facilitator animal health, national programme for food security of FMOARD, so please how is the country tackling this issues?

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  2. Jerry Chechet Kahu says:

    Interesting autobiography! Read an article on food and drug residue especially in animal products and its effect to our health, also read that there is a rise in these residues which from all point of knowledge is detrimental to our health. From your biography sir, you are the national facilitator animal health, national programme for food security of FMOARD, so please how is the country tackling this issues?

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