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.

Livestock scientists say climate change can increase risk of animal pests and diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Livestock grazing on an island in the River Niger, as seen off a bridge in Niger’s capital, Niamey (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The livestock sector contributes significantly to the global economy and to rural livelihoods. Globally,…

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2030 Agenda: The role of youth in peace, security and sustainability?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Nidhi Nagabhatla speaking during the GFAR Strategic Workshop and Steering Committee meeting, 13-15 June 2017 in Rome, Italy Let me start by wishing all of you a very happy ‘International Youth Day’. On 17…

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Sustainable Food Futures (NEW BOOK)

Originally posted on Food Governance:
Voltaire once said that “no problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking”. In this book, we put that statement to the test. The problems plaguing food systems are well researched and well known. But how…

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New research initiative to boost the health and productivity of farmed animals in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goat in Borana, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). The University of Edinburgh released this news today. Vet experts are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan…

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Year-end livestock lists: Favourite presentations

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Borana goat, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). Miss some presentations of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this year? Arranged by topic below are some of our favourites. What were yours? What are we missing?…

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On what (and how and when) to measure when measuring impacts of agricultural research for development

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Photo by FAO/Riccardo Gangale. The following article is written by Iain Wright, deputy director general for research at ILRI. On 6–8 Jul 2017, I attended a conference at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) on Impacts…

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Happy Earth Overshoot Day – Earlier Again… — Food (Policy) For Thought

Originally posted on Camel, food security and climate change:
Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Well, actually, it’s not a holiday. Today, August 2nd 2017, we have used up this year’s biocapacity on Earth – that is, the ecological resources the planet…

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