Animal agriculture research director envisions developing-world livestock sector in 2054

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Jimmy Smith and Kanayo Nwanze

ILRI director general Jimmy Smith (left) introduces IFAD president Kanayo Nwanze to guests at the ILRI@40 conference in Addis Ababa on 6 Nov 2014; Kanayo gave the keynote address at ILRI’s conference (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), provided a vision of what he thinks livestock production in the developing world will look like in 2054, 40 years from now. He presented this on the first of a two-day conference being held this week (6–7 Nov 2014) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to mark the 40-year anniversary of ILRI.

If much of the first day’s conference discussions looked back and took stock of where livestock research for development is today, Smith’s summary reflections at the close of the first day set the scene for discussions on the second day (today), which are focusing on how the fast-evolving developing-world livestock sector will change…

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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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