Monthly Archives: June 2014

Four things you should know about agriculture & food in Africa @Agribussiness @AgribussinessNig @AfricaAg @

Four things you should know about agriculture and food in Africa The World Bank estimates that Africa holds 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. Coupled with a youthful workforce and water resources, the potential for agribusiness in Africa cannot … Continue reading

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Call to halve target for added sugar

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: Prof Ian MacDonald, chairman of the SACN working group on carbohydrates, said: “The evidence that we have analysed shows quite clearly that high free sugars intake in adults is associated with increased energy intake and obesity. Continue reading

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From dust bowl to carbon sink: the potential of conservation agriculture

Two new videos exploring conservation agriculture were recently shared. The first looks back to the US dust bowl in the 1930s that motivated the development of no-till farming and conservation agri… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: Announcement: Moderated sessions July 28-30th 2014 from USAID on Animal Science Research Priorities

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: Reducing global poverty and hunger and improving nutrition are core objectives of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Harnessing agricultural science and technology is critical to meeting the challenge of incr… Continue reading

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Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: The last decade of CAADP implementation, has redefined and reshaped the critical path to the attainment of Africa`s agricultural transformation objectives. Mrs. Tumusiime informed the Forum that the recent AU Joint Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, R… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition @LivestockAfrica @AnimalCareNg

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: “Small farmers need to be supported in accessing quality veterinary service especially during the out brake of livestock diseases ,more veterinary staff should be employed to ensure that in every corner of the country livestock farmers can have access to t… Continue reading

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PAEPARD: ALiCE2014: African Livestock Conference and Exhibition

Bukar Usman (D.V.M., M.V.S.c)’s insight: “#Livestock is currently contributing only 10%. This is very small. We need to increase the investment in the sector by about 35% and that is when the sector will be productive,” Dr Ndikumana Continue reading

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