Amidst change, a time to take stock of livestock science to reduce poverty

ILRI Clippings

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Carlos Seré, former director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) (photo credit: ILRI).

This week in the Ethiopia capital of Addis Ababa, the first board meeting of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) with participation by Jimmy Smith, ILRI’s new director general, is coinciding with a last farewell to ILRI’s outgoing director general, Carlos Seré, and his wife, Chrysille Seré.

ILRI thought this an appropriate moment not only to take stock of the ‘Seré legacy’, generated over ten years of Seré’s leadership, but also to take a snap shot of where ILRI is now, and to look ahead to where the institute should be headed in future, under Jimmy Smith’s leadership.

Highlights from the ILRI Board
In a live-streamed report back to staff by the board yesterday, Board Chair Knut Hove first welcomed Cheikh Ly to the ILRI Board of Trustees.

Ly, who serves as Regional Animal Production…

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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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