The critical role of smallholder farmers and rural people

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The programme, “Accelerating Progress Toward the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

IFAD Note Highlights Role of Rural Transformation in Achieving Post-2015 Agenda


Smallholder farmers and rural people can play a critical role in achieving the post-2015 development agenda, according to a concept note by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). ‘Rural transformation: Key to sustainable development’ stresses the role of targeting rural areas and reducing rural-urban inequalities to achieve sustainable development and eradicate poverty and hunger.

Vietnam - Ha Giang Development Project for Ethnic Minorities -  women comprise more than 40 per cent of the agricultural labour http://www.ifad.org/media/events/2013/images/women_asia.jpg Vietnam – Ha Giang Development Project for Ethnic Minorities – women comprise more than 40 per cent of the agricultural labour – http://www.ifad.org/media/events/2013/images/women_asia.jpg

IFAD prepared the concept note in preparation for its 38th session of the Governing Council, which will focus on rural transformation as a key to sustainable development.

Rural women can be the drivers within sustainable, community-led development – they are often the ones working the most hard to feed their communities! - https://indievolunteer.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/investing-african-agriculture.jpg Rural women can be the drivers within sustainable, community-led development – they are often the ones working the most…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the 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. 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'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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