New Horizons: The 2015 Food Policy Agenda

Food (Policy) For Thought

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great party and/or a relaxing night to celebrate the new year, whichever you prefer. Although it does seem like an arbitrary cut in time, the New Year always gives a great opportunity to reflect on the past and focus on the future. Without further ado, here is what I see on the 2015 food policy agenda so far. Please comment with additions if you know of more large-scale issues that will come up!

Bonus: Check out my 2014 edition to see what was true, what was missing, and what is still on the table 🙂


USA: The new political balance of power between Democrats and Republicans bodes ominous changes in American food and nutrition policy.

According to Politico, the new Republican congress is preparing a number of initiatives to undo the strides taken by the Obama administration in the past year…

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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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