Doubling Farmer Incomes in Five Years


farmers CCAFSAjit Maru,  GFAR’s Senior Officer, reports on his participation in an interesting workshop in India where GFAR’s and APAARI’s primary objective of transforming agricultural research and innovation systems was illustrated in practice by SDAU, a GFAR and APAARI partner!

How to double real incomes of smallholder family farmers and marginal farmers who have less than a hectare of land by 2022? This was the challenge discussed at a Workshop organized by the Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University (SDAU) in Gujarat, India on 18-19 April 2017. SDAU is a partner in GFAR and also an APAARI partner and is developing and implementing a multi-stakeholder collective action on further developing agriculture in the parched, semi-arid, arid and desert lands of the 7 districts of North Gujarat. These districts are the agricultural development responsibility of the University.

The smallholder and marginal farmers of North Gujarat have an average land holding just above 1 hectare…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with 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 was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone 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.
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