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.

Researchers call for a gendered approach in strategies for community uptake of livestock vaccines

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The design of strategies for uptake of livestock vaccines by communities in East Africa should take into account that male and female farmers face different barriers in the uptake of the vaccines, a new research study…

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In Burundi, What Do Farmers and Food Waste Have in Common?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
July 30, 2019https://www.wfpusa.org/stories/farmersandfoodwasteinburundi/?fbclid=IwAR1CtJg8uPL7N10FtMRdh1fR0XHw5hs4qxslB_NgPQboLW6KsAmz9T3uYoo Burundi, February 2009 Sustainable Land Management project in Kayanza, in north Burundi. The project was implemented in 2007 through food-for-work. Nowadays WFP provides only technical assistance to the farmers. The terraced are is…

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Desertification in Nigeria (African Agriculture)

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 Read at :  http://africanagriculture.blogspot.com/search/label/desertification Friday, March 9, 2007 Farmers in northern Nigeria suffer the effects of desertification “A powerful article by Lanre Oyetade on the human causes and effects of desertification, featured in The Tribune :…

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Nigeria’s grazing crisis threatens the future of the nation

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Financial Times LAILA JOHNSON-SALAMI https://www.ft.com/content/a56ccf22-a331-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d Ethnic Fulani herdsmen have moved their cattle to Nigeria’s middle belt region because of population growth and desertification in the north © AFP Please use the sharing tools found via the…

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PTF: The Forgotten #Livestock Dream by @AliyuTilde1

The Ruga controversy reminded me of Pastoral Development Project (PDP, incidentally) of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF). Between 1996 and 1997 the PTF conceived the idea of rehabilitating our grazing reserves and livestock routes. It employed consultants to … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: @NAFDACAgency RESPONDS TO THE ABUSE AND MISUSE OF SNIPER (100 ml) PACK SIZE AND OTHER BRANDS OF AGRICULTURAL FORMULATIONS OF DICHLORVOS PRODUCTS

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is gravely concerned about the recent trend in the abuse and misuse of 100ml of Sniper insecticide and other brands of Agricultural formulations of Dichlorvos to commit suicide. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Zoonoses Day with a focus on ILRI’s research on zoonotic diseases

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Taking sheep for disease testing in Bako, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Barbara Wieland). World Zoonoses Day is marked annually on 6 July to commemorate the day in 1885 when Louis Pasteur successfully administered the first vaccine against…

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