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.

Tightened rules for use of antibiotics by livestock producers go into effect in the United States

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Mass poultry production in the USA (photo credit: Oklahoma State University). From the United States comes this good news about a new rule that has gone into effect curtailing use of antibiotics in livestock production…

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USAID to host two-day online discussion on food safety research in developing countries

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Fresh produce on sale in a local market in Malawi (photo credit: IFPRI). ? The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold a two-day online AgExchange on food safety beginning 20 June 2017 at…

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Delightful news from FAO and IRIN : urban gardens and food security (Willem Van Cotthem / IRIN / FAO)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
For years we have been promoting family gardens (kitchen gardens) and school gardens, not to mention hospital gardens, in the debate on alleviation of hunger and poverty.  We have always insisted on the fact that development…

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Family farms are essential to food security, balanced diets, and biodiversity by preserving traditional food products

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: FAO Farmers going to work in the fields of Jalal-Abad Oblast, Kyrgyzstan, in the early morning. Some 80 percent of the world’s food is produced by family farms. FAO launches digital platform on family…

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80 percent of the world’s food is produced by smallholder family farmers.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Food Tank The Family Farming Knowledge Platform supports family farmers around the world. shutterstock Family Farmers Feed the World According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 80 percent of the world’s food…

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“Global Food Security Governance” at Kyoto University

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
By Joëlla van de Griend In-class debate on trade and food security ? Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Economics, as part of the Asian Platform for Global Sustainability & Transcultural Studies (AGST), aims…

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Youth Agripreneurs Project: Sowing the seed for a brighter future

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Hectic yet reflective! The pilot GFAR-YPARD Young Agripreneur Project is coming to an end and in these posts, the six young agri-preneurs are pondering on their professional and personal journeys over the past twelve months. In April…

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