Author Archives: Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

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. In 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 am now the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC. I’m a ‘member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.

FAO sets the record straight–86% of livestock feed is inedible by humans

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cow Jar, by Jean Dubuffet, 1943. As the media frenzy caused by a ‘planetary health diet’ proposed in a new report from an EAT-Lancet commission this month continues, it is perhaps timely to recall that the…

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Are we eating less meat?—Oxford Martin School fellow Hannah Ritchie confirms ‘No’

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Broken Record Alert: People WILL NOT change their diets for environmental reasons. No matter how often we hear “EAT LESS MEAT” we eat more meat when we can afford it, because we like it. @HannahRitchie02…

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Where nutrients and protein sourced from livestock remain vital—Crawford Fund

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Standing Child (Stehendes Kind) by Erich Heckel, 1910. ‘Coinciding with the launch of the EAT-Lancet “Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems” report, Dr Colin Chartres, the [Crawford] Fund’s CEO, . . . discusses the importance…

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119 Organizations Shaking Up the Food System in 2019

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
2018 was a great year for Food Tank. We hosted ground-breaking Summits, innovative events, and global discussions about the food system in Senegal, Italy, Russia, and across the United States. We published the book Nourished…

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Livestock and trees: A more perfect union

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Illustration by Remy Charlip via Pinterest: Cover of Four Fur Feet, written by Margaret Wise Brown. Livestock provide ecological services too great to warrant their complete removal from the landscape. ‘. . . Sequestering carbon has…

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Thesis Opportunities: Social Economies of food, agriculture, and nature in Gelderland.

Originally posted on Rural Sociology Wageningen University:
Social economy is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of third sector, cooperative, voluntary, non-profit, and social enterprise initiatives that put social and environmental well-being before profit.  They operate in different…

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Global Exploration and Practical Research Meet in Nuffield International Farming Scholars Program

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
A robust, sustainable global agriculture and food production sector is critical to the future of a growing world population. It will take farms of varying types and sizes to address food insecurity and hunger,…

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