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.

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

Originally posted on AgHealth:
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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New case study presents nine-year follow-up of pilot project to improve food safety in Bodija market, Nigeria

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Goat in a market in Nigeria (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Foodborne disease is a major public health problem in poor countries, but we lack effective, sustainable and scalable approaches that work in the traditional, informal markets…

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Tanzania launches USD596 million livestock master plan

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Tanzania minister for livestock and fisheries, Luhaga Mpina (right), receives a copy of the Tanzania livestock master plan from Barry Shapiro, senior livestock development advisor at ILRI (photo credit: Eveline Massam/IITA). Tanzania’s livestock sector is…

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WHY ARE PEOPLE AFRAID OF INTRODUCING NEW VEGETABLES AND FRUIT TREES ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM Ghent University (Belgium) Since August 2007, the time that I launched our action ‘SEEDS FOR FOOD’, a number of people came up with questions about the danger of introducing new vegetables…

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