CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

In December 2012, the Austrian Development Agency approved a three-year research project from ILRI, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), CIAT and the National Agricultural University of Nicaragua (UNA) on ‘increasing the productivity of dual-purpose cattle in Nicaragua — More milk and meat through better breeds.’

This is a particularly strategic project from the perspective of the program because it will allow other partner centers to begin more actively supporting CIAT in its engagement in developing the selected smallholder dairy value chain it leads in Nicaragua – Tom Randolph, director the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Research Program

Poverty and food insecurity remain to be major problems in Central America, particularly for those farmers in the sub-humid zones who depend on maize-bean systems, and of whom 66% own cattle. Milk and beef production are therefore important and also growing agricultural products in Latin…

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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.
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