ILRI and ReSAKSS-ECA train African researchers in influencing agricultural policies

ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program

Joseph Karugia at a workshop on influencing agricultural policy in Africa Joseph Karugia of ReSAKKS at a policy workshop for African researchers (photo credit: ILRI)

Correct identification and implementation of comprehensive agricultural policies is an important step in the fight against poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, in line with Sustainable Development Goals One and Two on ending poverty, and hunger, respectively.

In Africa, the African Union Summit of 2003 declared the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) an integral part of the New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which is aiming to address hunger and poverty. CAADP is a pan-African, continental policy framework that provides a set of principles and broadly defined strategies to guide countries in reviewing their own situations and identifying investment opportunities within the agriculture sector that have optimal returns and impact. CAADP emphasizes the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation as a key principle.

In order to influence policies, researchers and other stakeholders…

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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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