Agriculture is in every SDG: Part 2

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

By Alice MarksStory-2-SDGsIn Part 1 of this series Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1-8 were explored to demonstrate that a healthy agriculture sector underpins so much of the international development agenda. For the SDGs to succeed, agriculture needs to be an integral part of discussions around every one of the global goals. Here is how it fits into goals 9 – 17:

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Neil Palmer (CIAT) Road in Uganda Credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Strong agricultural value chains offer the opportunity to capture added value at each stage of the production, marketing and consumption process. There are a myriad of opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship in the agriculture and food sectors, from ‘farm to fork’: from mechanisation at the farm level to retail management and marketing for both domestic and international markets. However, according to ONE, poor infrastructure is reported by African companies as the biggest barrier…

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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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