Promoting Agricultural Trade to Enhance Resilience in Africa, 2014

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

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Released the 9th of October 2014, the latest Annual Trends and Outlook Report from the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)  ‘Promoting Agricultural Trade to Enhance Resilience in Africa’, assesses the structure and performance of trade by African countries in global and regional agricultural markets.

The food price crises of 2007/2008 and 2010/2011 highlighted how trade in agricultural products can have serious impacts on the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people in particular. For instance, some government responses such as safety nets for the vulnerable were instrumental in preventing people falling further into poverty, but protectionist measures restricting exports proved ineffective or costly for local farmers in terms of lost income.

This report highlights how trade is of particular importance as it affects the availability of and access to food and the rate at which the economy…

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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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