AGRF session on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity

ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program

agrf2016On 8 September 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute and partners held a working session at the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum on transforming dairy value chains in Africa: Pathways to prosperity.

Speakers from ILRI, GALVmed, Land O’Lakes and Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries tackled two main questions:

  • What are some of the promising approaches used to help smallholder dairy farmers and other value chain actors become more prosperous?
  • What are the some of the most promising lessons learned from dairy value chain transformation and productivity improvement that can be shared across the continent?

The session started with a brief orientation on dairying and development prosperity by Jimmy W. Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute and Andrew K. Tuimur, Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

The focus then shifted to lessons and experiences transforming dairy value chains. Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI) introduced the…

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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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