Author Archives: Dr. B. A. USMAN

About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the 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. 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'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.

Mentoring rural youth to make agriculture attractive

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The more I read on youth mentoring, especially YPARD’s mentoring programmes, the more I got inspired and tempted to mentor young people. My visit to Nikki Chaudhary’s dairy farm in 2016, to witness first-hand her…

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Sparking the Creativity of Youth at #ICYA

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
The International Conference for Youth in Agriculture (ICYA) held from 27 to 30 April in Leuven Belgium was created in order to give space to young, bright and internationally active people to interact, discuss,…

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The multiple benefits of livestock are in focus this week as experts meet in Ethiopia

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Fritz Schneider, chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). More than 250 livestock experts from over 50 countries are exploring ways of ensuring that the long-term benefits of livestock contribute…

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CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 – Transforming global agriculture and food systems

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
CGIAR has launched its new research portfolio, comprised of 11 Research Programs and 3 Platforms, that represents the second generation of CGIAR’s multidimensional work streams. The CGIAR Portfolio 2017-2022 aims to reducing rural poverty,…

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The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
A new multimillion-dollar initiative plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information. The CGIAR Platform…

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Why is sustainability not yet second nature?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
This week marks the launch of the new CGIAR research portfolio. Izabella Koziell, Program Director, lays out the ambitions of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). The first commercial co-composting…

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People, the planet, and sustainable livestock: Livestock live talk at ILRI on18 January 2013

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
On Friday, 18 January 2013, Jeroen Dijkman, an internationally recognized authority on agricultural innovation systems and rural development practice and planning, will give a ‘livestock live talk’ seminar on ‘People, the planet, and sustainable livestock’,…

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