Florida and ILRI start consultations on new ‘Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems’

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted the University of Florida USD49 million to develop a Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, one of 24 such initiatives federated under Feed the Future, the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

Feed the Future Innovation Labs and US University hosts (image credit: Feed the Future)Feed the Future innovation labs and US university hosts (image credit: Feed the Future).

To increase productivity and incomes and to improve nutrition and food safety, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems aims to sustainably intensify smallholder livestock systems through research, technology applications, capacity building and co-production of knowledge.

Research at the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is organized by areas of inquiry and cross-cutting themes.

Areas of inquiry:

  • future livestock systems
  • animal-source foods production and marketing
  • livestock disease management and food safety
  • enabling policies for livestock

Cross-cutting themes:

  • role of gender in livestock systems…

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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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