Ethiopia’s Livestock Master Plan makes a public splash in the research community of the ‘African livestock giant’

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An Ethiopian ‘Livestock Master Plan’ is a big, and recent, example of cooperation between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Government of Ethiopia. That plan aims to change the face of livestock research and development programs within Ethiopia — not a minor step forward for a country deemed the livestock giant of Africa (see maps on the Livestock Geo-Wiki).

Directly following the recent ‘summit of the systems‘, a meeting to develop better integrated activities between the international CGIAR research family and the Ethiopian Agricultural Research System (EARS), HE Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes, state minister for livestock resources development,  publicly presented Ethiopia’s Livestock Master Plan on the premises of ILRI Ethiopia.

A collaborative project spearheaded by ILRI’s Barry Shapiro, the Livestock Master Plan proposes strategic recommendations covering a 15-year period that will feed into a second-generation National Growth and Transformation Program (GTP). The team behind the plan had already presented a poster about this…

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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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