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.

Webinar Wrap-up: Farmers’ Rights: How Complementarity between Researchers and Farmers Impact the Conservation of Genetic Diversity, Food Security and Livelihoods of the Poor

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
GFAR partners CGIAR, GODAN (Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition) and Asociación Andes, through a GFAR Collective Action supported by GFAR Secretariat, organized on 19 September 2017 a second webinar on the…

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CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health releases 2016 annual report

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) is pleased to announce the publication of its 2016 annual report, detailing the accomplishments and developments of the fifth and final year of the program’s…

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Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Bags of high quality cassava peel mash feed, Ibadan, Nigeria (Photo credit: ILRI/Iheanacho Okike) With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds…

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New factories in Nigeria transform cassava peels into livestock feed, creating jobs and incomes for women

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Cassava peel processing factory under construction in Benue State, Nigeria (photo credit: ILRI / Yinka Olasusi). Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava, with a yearly output of about 50 million tonnes and a production…

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Join our next GFAR Collective Action Webinar on Farmers’ Rights

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
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…

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2nd PENAPH Conference: 7 Pre and Post Conference Courses in January 2018 at Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Originally posted on PENAPH:
Second PENAPH Conference Course Catalog We are pleased to announce 7 pre- and post-PENAPH Conference courses. The course offer a variety of perspectives on participatory and qualitative methods in animal Health, One Health, Eco-Health and surveillance.…

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Goat is playing a Pivotal role in Rural Economy! Small Scaled Farming is a Hope

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
An article in ‘Animal’ compares the lifetime performance (mortality, maturity, nutrition, birth weight etc.) of West…

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