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.

New research partnership to tackle the global problem of #antimicrobialresistance

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Sheep market in Doyogena, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). To tackle a growing problem of rising antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries, CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, is forming an international…

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Diversified Agri-food Systems: Bastions of biodiversity, nutrition and resilience

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
According to The State of the Food Security and Nutrition in the World released last year (SOFI 2018), global hunger and malnutrition has increased considerably since 2016, reaching 821 million undernourished people – approximately…

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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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