Where wealth and opportunity walk on four legs—AFKInsider

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Cattle grazing in Borena, Oromia, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Camille Hanotte).

‘It is fair to assume many private investors in Africa did not grow up milking a cow or shepherding cattle through the Sahara Desert.

‘But, with a growing number of firms gobbling up arable land in Africa—not solely for crop production but also for livestock and cattle—investment shops are slowly redirecting capital to this agricultural subsector.

Investing in this segment of African economies can be transformative, as a significant portion of African wealth and growth opportunity is walking on four legs on the African continent.

Africans are demanding an increased percentage of meat in their diet.

‘Livestock investment addresses other poverty in the agricultural value chain—manure, feed and milk—as well as providing economic protection against drought. Yet investors will have to overcome both institutional and physical constraints on the livestock sector—market information, diseases and available pasture—to achieve financial returns.

‘Market information (and market distortions)…

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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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