WAR AGAINST HUNGER, GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE WON ON FARMLANDS (UNNews)

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WAR AGAINST HUNGER, GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE WON ON FARMLANDS; UN REPORT

New York, Nov  5 2009 11:05AM

The world’s farmlands can be the frontline for the fight against the impact of climate change and the battle to feed the mounting global population, according to a new <“ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/ak596e/ak596e00.pdf”>report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (<“http://www.fao.org/”>FAO) today.

The report noted that crop farming not only suffers from global warming, but also contributes 14 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

But agriculture also has the potential to play a critical role in slashing global emissions, with around 70 percent of the possibility of alleviating the effect of climate change coming from developing countries, FAO said.

Improvements in cropland and grazing land management as well as the restoration of organic soils and degraded lands are the most significant technical measures to lessen the impact…

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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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