G20 agriculture ministers meet this week: Must invest in food markets to bolster food security–Guardian

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A blog in the Guardian this week argues for the G20 agriculture ministers meeting this week to support ‘new investment in farming and vibrant, transparent markets to address food security.’

‘As the G20 agriculture ministers prepare to meet for the first time this week, they will be tasked with addressing a series of complex challenges that have an impact on everyone from smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs to scientists, policymakers, financiers and food consumers around the world.

‘In other words, we all have good reason to take notice. Ensuring global food security entails weighing a series of related but independent challenges to identify possible synergies and opportunity costs. . . .

‘What brings these variables together is agricultural markets—specifically, how they function and how and when they fail. We must support and build these markets, but…

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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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