Supporting the world’s smallholder livestock keepers can increase food supplies while reducing absolute poverty

ILRI Clippings

EADD Annual Review and Planning Meeting 2011

A young boy in Kenya feeds his family’s improved dairy cows (photo credit: East Africa Dairy Development project).

‘The head of the global livestock research centre (ILRI) in Kenya says smallholder farmers will be essential in providing the animal protein needed to feed nine billion people by 2050.

‘Dr Jimmy Smith’s comments are in response to calls for people to go vegan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of grazing.

. . . [E]cosystems are under pressure as farmers try to produce one billion tonnes more dairy and [460] million tonnes more of meat [each year] within four decades — Jimmy Smith

‘He told the International Grasslands Congress in Sydney that the reality is that 1.3 billion people work in the livestock sector, and livestock grazing covers one third of the earth’s ecosystems. . . .

“[T]he food equation cannot be met without Australia and New Zealand, who produce…

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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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