Call for papers: policies for gender-equitable participation in dairy value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program

On 21-24 September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) together with the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) will host an African Dairy Value Chain Seminar. The discussions of the four-day event which will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi will focus on three broad topics:
i. Conducive policies to foster sustainable dairy value chain development in Africa
ii. Review and assessment of methods and tools for capacity development of dairy value chain actors
iii. Review and assessment of analytical models and tools to measure the performance of dairy value chains

In a continent where women make up more than two-third of the agricultural production and livestock contributes about 30% of the gross value of agricultural production, gender issues in the dairy sector are among the important issues that must be considered in policy options.

The seminar organizers seek to…

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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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