Concrete solutions underline centrality of livestock to sustainable development

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7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock 7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

Hundreds of global livestock stakeholders gather to strengthen the role of livestock in supporting livelihoods, producing safe food and protecting the environment

Today, the 7th multi-stakeholder partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock brings together more than 250 livestock specialists from over 50 countries to demonstrate the positive contribution of livestock to the lives and wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people on the planet, and foster the sustainable development of this rapidly-growing sector.

Driven by population and economic growth, particularly in low–middle income economies, the demand for livestock products is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 30 years. Whilst the livestock sector contributes to society in so many ways–including to food and nutrition security—it can also pose challenges to the environment and human health. This astronomical demand presents opportunities for the livestock sector…

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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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