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.

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

Originally posted on AgHealth:
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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CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health publishes 2018 annual report

Originally posted on AgHealth:
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has published its 2018 annual report, highlighting program activities and research results from across A4NH’s five research flagships and five focus countries. These include: research…

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Development policy and practice – a case study in disruptive innovations

Originally posted on ILRI news:
By Eva Ohlsson and Boleslaw Stawicki  A disease that was supposed to have been preventable by vaccine recently reemerged as a major killer of chicks in Kenya, seriously damaging the livelihoods of countless smallholder farmers…

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On a frugal continent of ‘economic vegetarians’, consuming more meat means longer, healthier lives—The Economist

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A slaughterhouse in Maputo, Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The Economist reports that the future of food lies in Africa. And why that’s a good thing. Read on to find out why. As Africans get…

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New report says investments in food safety in sub-Saharan Africa should prioritize the needs of local consumers

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Locally made beef stew sold in Bagnon market at Yopougon, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné). Donor investment in food safety in sub-Saharan Africa should have greater focus on the needs of consumers in…

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