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.

Animal health and welfare, two cornerstones of sustainable, responsible and effective food production

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Monique Eliot, director general of the OIE, leads a high-level panel discussion at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, in Berlin, 19 Jan 2018 (photo credit: BMEL/Inga Kjer/photothek). Improved animal health and welfare standards…

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​’If you care about agriculture, you care about livestock’—Bill Gates

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
​ The Cow with the Subtile Nose, by Jean Dubuffet, 1954. ‘. . . According to Reuters, the Gates Foundation will pump $40m into research for higher-yielding dairy cows, as well as chickens that lay better quality…

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DFID/UKAid provides £4 million for genetics and health research to aid sustainable livestock production in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
More oxen for ploughing means less labour for farmers (photo: ILRI/Stevie Mann). In Ethiopia’s Ghibe Valley, ILRI-led tsetse fly control methods allowed cattle to flourish in an area previously almost uninhabitable for them. This encouraged more…

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Sustainable livestock futures—BMZ, GIZ and ILRI at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture this week

Originally posted on ILRI news:
For several days this week (18–20 Jan 2018), several scientific directors and staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)—Jimmy Smith, Shirley Tarawali, Dieter Schillinger, Lutz Merbold and Kristina Roesel—will be participating with several ILRI…

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To transform agricultural extension, give youth a voice

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
At the recent Africa Agriculture Extension week in Durban, there was a common refrain: “Demand for food in Africa is growing and expected to double by 2050.” This is why we see continued growth…

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Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is going to be history, but how?

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
I got impressed by the virtues of collective actions while reading the GFAR blog post Remembering our collective actions: The unforgettable story of Rinderpest eradication. This infectious disease which was once thought very difficult to…

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Second PENAPH Conference: Participatory Approaches to One Health

Originally posted on PENAPH:
January 10-12, 2018 – Khon Kaen, Thailand Participatory Approaches in Animal Health, Public Health, One Health and Ecohealth Registration for the Second PENAPH Conference and conference courses is still open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-penaph-conference-participatory-approaches-to-one-health-tickets-37155665596. Hotel bookings for the Pullman…

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