Tackling food emergencies in Africa (id21)


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The average number of food emergencies in Africa has almost tripled since the 1980s. Today, approximately one third of people in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished. Although the money spent on short-term food aid has increased, aid for increasing agricultural production – essential for long-term food security – has decreased. A report from Oxfam, an international non-governmental organisation, found that many problems remain unresolved since their first campaign to find solutions to food crises in 1960. People are extraordinarily resourceful during acute food crises. However, when local survival strategies are exhausted, and when national governments are unwilling or unable to act, international humanitarian assistance becomes vital.

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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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