Empowering small-scale producers one taste at a time

terra madre6On July 29th for the first time ever, ConviviumVelika Plana organized Terra Madre Morava, a gathering of small-scale food producers given an opportunity to showcase their products in the spirit of the SlowFood philosophy. The host of the event, Superior, a local seed company and GFAR partner, opened its doors to 17 producers from the Braničevo Podunavlje region, and more than 600 visitors from all over the Balkans. The aim was to stimulate interest in their products, while drawing attention to the challenges these producers face in today’s markets, and the potential that cross-sectoral collaboration can have to improve their positioning in those markets.

Starting in the late morning and lasting the whole afternoon, during these several hours the fields of Superior were a melting pot of agricultural and food producers, institutions, academia and consumers, where the image of fruits and vegetables, taste and stories truly evoked good, clean…

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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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