ILRI scientist to direct USAID international project to reduce post-harvest food losses

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Dr Jagger Harvey meets Lord David Sainsbury in Norwich, UK where he received the Societal Impact Award by The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)

Jagger Harvey (left) with Lord David Sainsbury (benefactor of The Sainsbury Laboratory through the Gatsby CharitableFoundation) when receiving the Societal Impact award in Norwich, UK, in 2013 (photo credit: BecA-ILRI Hub/Susan Seal).

‘A scientist with extensive experience in addressing international food and agriculture challenges has been named the new director of a Kansas State University project to reduce postharvest loss and food waste across the world.

Jagger Harvey will lead the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at the university. The $8.5 million project is helping the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Guatemala reduce the amount of food that is lost or contaminated after harvest.

‘Also, the lab’s scientists are evaluating postharvest problems in Afghanistan that reduce the nutritional value of available food and make the country’s unique agricultural products more difficult to export.

‘Harvey will begin…

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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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