Join our next GFAR Collective Action Webinar on Farmers’ Rights


GFAR partners CGIAR, GODAN (Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition) and Asociación Andes, through a GFAR Collective Action, are pleased to invite you to:

Our webinar:
“Farmers’ Rights: How Complementarity between Researchers and Farmers Impact the Conservation of Genetic Diversity, Food Security and Livelihoods of the Poor”

Date: 19 September 2017
Time: 15h00 Rome time
Duration: 2 hours max

Registration: open

This webinar aims to exchange best practices and information on:

  • how to achieve complementarity in practice between the formal research and smallholder farmers to achieve food security and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers;
  • how to contribute to the protection of traditional knowledge and the implementation of the rights of farmers to participate in the benefits arising from the use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture;
  • how to save, use, exchange and sell farm-saved seeds and propagating material.

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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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