Author Archives: Dr. B. A. USMAN

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.

Innovative cassava peels processing factories launched in Nigeria

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Peeling cassava roots (credit: IITA). New factories that will transform cassava peels into high-quality feed for livestock have been launched in Nigeria. The huge potential for use of cassava peel as fodder in Nigeria was…

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Just a reminder: The role of urban gardens, family gardens and school gardens.

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? My publication in January 2010: https://containergardening.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/the-role-of-urban-gardens-family-gardens-and-school-gardens-willem-van-cotthem-irin-fao/ by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (Ghent University, Belgium) The role of urban gardens, family gardens and school gardens (Willem Van Cotthem / IRIN / FAO) For years we have…

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Supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: FAO High-input, resource intensive farming systems have substantially increased food production, but at a high cost to the environment. Increasing food production without damaging the environment FAO Director-General addresses European Parliament’s Committee on…

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Doubling Farmer Incomes in Five Years

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
Ajit 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,…

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Small-scale kitchen gardens and container gardening are the most efficient tools to provide fresh food

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Sacks gardening in urban and rural areas Published on 25 Feb, 2010 12:22 pm by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem – Ghent University (Belgium) http://scitizen.com/climate-change/sacks-gardening-in-urban-and-rural-areas_a-13-3394.html In every developing country people are suffering from the high food…

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Emergent and small-scale farmers face constraints that limit their profitability

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Small-scale soya farming can outperform large-scale agricultural investments Read the full article: IIED Agriculture is an important engine for economic growth in Africa, but effective agricultural strategies to support rural development and poverty alleviation are…

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Offering information technologies tailored to developing world farmers

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: FAO The ubiquitous cellphone can connect farmers to a range of information and tools. More support to family farmers needed to meet world’s rising food demands, FAO tells G20 FAO Director-General calls for…

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