Author Archives: Dr. Bukar USMAN

About Dr. Bukar 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 was the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, before my nomination to attend SEC 40, 2018 NIPSS Kuru, Jos. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I was the founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.

Foods available to African farm households increase with market access and off-farm work

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Common foods of Khulungira village, in central Malawi: Nsomba zophika (fish stew), chimanga chophika (boiled maize), nyemba zophika (mixed beans with salt and oil), bowa wofutsa (dried mushrooms with ground groundnuts), nkhwani wophatikiza ndi maungu…

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Latest Brussels Briefing n. 50: “Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities”

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The latest Brussels Development Briefing no. 50 on “Growing food in the cities: Successes and new opportunities” took place on 10 April 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200…

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Next Brussels Briefing no.51: «Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries»

Originally posted on Brussels Development Briefings:
The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on ”Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” will take place on 27 June 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels…

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Animal health scientists promote One Health approach in tackling infectious diseases in Africa

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Pipetting in ILRI’s biosciences laboratories (photo credit: ILRI/David White). The scourge of infectious diseases in Africa was the subject of a recent symposium co-hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa, the Uganda National Academy…

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GFAR Talks: Empowering Farmers at the Center of Innovation through Participation in Research

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
In this episode of GFAR Talks, we will examine how agricultural research can and must become a participatory process in which everyone is involved—from the perspectives of farmers, researchers and donors themselves.

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The rise of Community Supported Agriculture in China

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
Image from Cultivate https://www.facebook.com/collectivecultivate/ On April 16th, Shi Yan, pioneer of the Community Supported Agriculture movement in China will visit Wageningen after participating in FAO’s International Symposium on Agroecology. During the day she will…

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Empowering ruminant livestock enterprises in Mali—A Feed the Future-ILRI project

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A woman milks one of her goats in Mali (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné). The Feed the Future Mali Livestock Technology Scaling Program is a three-year initiative (2016–2019) promoting inclusive growth of all actors adding value to…

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