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.

Sustainable livestock systems – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Making technologies available to smallholder mixed crop–livestock farmers to grow fodder can increase milk yields and quality in an environmentally sustainable manner. Hyderabad, India. (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) In 2015–2016, the International Livestock Research Institute…

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Easy Understandable But Important Features of Camel Milk

Originally posted on Natural Health with theCamel Milk:
According to a promo of Chinese Camel Milk Company of Xinjiang, the camels’ milk features are provided as following. The contents in brackets are provided by author for further details. With … Source:…

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USAID supports the commercial potential of cassava peel for livestock feed in Nigeria

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Women peeling cassava roots in a cassava processing centre (photo credit: IITA). ‘The US government, yesterday, said it has invested $75 million (about N2.3 billion) in [Nigeria’s]  agricultural sector, just as it launched agribusiness partnerships…

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Breeding legumes for livestock feed (biomass) as well as human food (grain)

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cowpea fodder bundles stacked in Niger for livestock feed (photo credit: ILRI). ‘Of the many virtues of grain legumes, one is little recognized. Visitors to the livestock fodder markets of West Africa are always surprised…

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Guide to haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new extension brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) explains the principles of haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes. Produced by ILRI researchers and partners in Zimbabwe, the brief gives practical steps on…

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$265 billion annually !

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: UN NEWS CENTRE Rural development and youth employment are strongly connected to migration. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale Global Goals on poverty and hunger require $265 billion annually – UN conference told The world must…

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Small farms to the rescue—reducing hunger by increasing low yields

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
John Oboum’s climate-smart small-scale farm site in Western Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS / Cecilia Schubert). ‘One of the most urgent challenges we face in the next several decades is feeding a growing world population without…

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