Feeding Africa through Facebook

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Want to grow watermelons? Just noticed that your chickens are dying off and you don’t know what to do?

Join FarmingKenya, the leading farming-related Facebook group where tips and advice are freely shared among members. It is a site for production information seekers only – sorry sales enthusiasts and advertisers, this page is not for you. The group has seen rapid growth: from a handful of members to well over 12,000 in less than two years, says Collins Areba, one of the two founders of the site.

Areba recalls a group of farming enthusiasts visiting a farm. “Some guys saw some nice dairy cows and took pictures. Then they wondered where they could share the photos,” he says. They settled on posting them online. John Kibor started the Facebook group and now acts as coordinator and chairman. Areba joined him shortly thereafter and takes care of the technical side. But…

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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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