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.

New analysis reports we don’t need to double world food production by 2050

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Nelson Chikowa, Malawi potato and groundnut farmer (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ‘. . . The United Nations projects that the global population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 9.7 billion in 2050. This growth…

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“The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The twelth Brussels Development Briefing was held on 1st July 2009 (European Commission, Berlaymont Building) and dealt with “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”. This Briefing discussed key issues on livestock…

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Next Brussels Briefing 48 “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 48 on “Strengthening rural livelihoods in the face of rapid urbanisation in Africa” will take place on 20th March 2017 from 14:00 to 18:00, at the ACP Secretariat in…

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Smallholder farmers’ preferences for artificial insemination services through dairy hubs

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
Artificial insemination service in a smallholder dairy farm (photo credit: EADD). Demand for animal products continues to outstrip production in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Efforts by countries to boost livestock production by means…

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Winds of change, or more of the same? Urbanization and rural transformation in the context of emerging global initiatives

Originally posted on Food Governance:
? By Alison Blay-Palmer  This entry is part of a special series of blog posts about the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS): The Future of the CFS? Collectively reflecting on the directions of…

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The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States. / A major regional initiative towards building resilience in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
  The African Union Commission and FAO establish effective knowledge platforms between IGAD member States. / A major regional initiative towards building resilience in the Sahel and the…

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Governments Meet to Discuss the Sustainable Future of Livestock in Africa

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa – APO-Source:
Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) launched today in Addis Ababa, encouraging governments to think beyond livestock today, for the people of tomorrow. ASL2050 is a cross-sectoral initiative analysing…

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