Livestock and Fish program signs partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

Jimmy Smith signs the agreement; Livestock and Fish director Tom Randolph look on

Recently, ILRI director general Jimmy Smith signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.

According to program director Tom Randolph, this is a key milestone in the evolution of the program, adding strong academic expertise to the existing livestock and fish research for development partnership.

The agreement was earlier signed by SLU’s Vice-Chancellor Lisa Sennerby Forsse.

SLU Vice-Chancellor Lisa Sennerby Forsse with Professor Ulf Magnusson

In the coming two years SLU will contribute with expertise in the area of heard health but also investigate the possibilities of deepening the cooperation in the areas of animal genetics and feed and forages.

More on the SLU Global web site

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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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