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.

This is ‘Livestock Month’ on Agrilinks: USAID’s Andrew Bisson on sustainable livestock for sustainable development

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Andrew Bisson, livestock specialist for the Bureau for Food Security at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), introduces ‘Livestock Month’ by Agrilinks, USAID’s knowledge platform. ‘A warm welcome to the Agrilinks Livestock month!…

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On why the EAT-Lancet’s ‘Great Food Transformation’ will require a ‘Great Economic Transformation’—and more

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Illustration by Hiroko Yoshimoto. A new paper by scientists at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Tufts University analyses the costs of adopting the ‘universal reference diet’ recommended for both human and planetary…

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Inalienable imperative—More, and more sustainable, meat, milk, eggs and fish for more than one billion people

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new scientific article from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems judiciously pushes back against some of the on-going anti-livestock rhetoric appearing in Western media. The new paper has four big messages:…

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Strengthening the resilience of small-scale farmers is critical to reversing the rise in hunger and ending poverty

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.:
Today, on the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I wanted to step back…

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SHRINKING LAKE CHAD COULD TRIGGER HUMANITARIAN DISASTER (UNNews)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : UNNews SHRINKING LAKE CHAD COULD TRIGGER HUMANITARIAN DISASTER, UN AGENCY WARNS New York, Oct 15 2009 11:05AM Lake Chad, once one of the world’s largest water bodies, could disappear in 20 years due…

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Crisis affecting the Lake Chad basin countries, including Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: UN NEWS CENTRE Attacks by Boko Haram and counter-insurgency measures in the Lake Chad Basin have displaced more than 2.5 million people in four countries. Credit: OCHA/Ivo Brandau Seven million people in Lake…

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Nigeria seeks more international support to tackle humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Region

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
10 Septembre http://www.faapa.info/nigeria-seeks-more-international-support-to-tackle-humanitarian-crisis-in-lake-chad-region/ Abuja (India), Sept. 10, 2019 (NAN) Nigeria has again appealed for more international support to confront the humanitarian disasters arising from drought, land degradation and desertification in the Lake Chad Basin Region. The Permanent…

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