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.

Yet more evidence that agriculture–particularly livestock agriculture–needs to be part of climate discussions

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
The farmyard, by Marc Chagall, 1954 (via Wikipaintings). Without big interventions, the future of food security looks bleak. So says an article in One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World Website. The clear message…

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Agriculture can rein in greenhouse gas emissions ‘immediately’, say UN and CGIAR

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
? Portrait of a Boran calf in Yabello, Borena, Oromia, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Camille Hanotte). The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil fuel-guzzling energy and transport sectors to…

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Beyond meat and methane—Advocating sustainable livestock production

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Village women and their livestock in Niger (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). This article is jointly written by Brian Kawuma, an ILRI communications specialist based in Uganda, and Laura Arce, a student at John Cabot University,…

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Animal health needs partnerships for vaccine delivery: Lessons from global rinderpest eradication campaign

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Cattle being watered at the Ghibe River in southwestern Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). ? The successful eradication of rinderpest in 2011 offers vital lessons that can be applied in the ongoing quest to eradicate other…

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‘Cattle Genomics in Africa’ discussion forum: 16–26 Aug

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Invitation from Karen Marshall International Livestock Research Institute & Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health Many of the more than 200 million poor livestock keepers in sub-Saharan Africa are looking to improve the productivity…

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Injection of new genetics funding to boost the health and productivity of Africa’s farm animals

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘Climate-smart’ native disease-resistant sheep being raised in western Kenya (photo credit: S Kilungu/CCAFS). ‘Efforts to tackle the challenges faced by livestock farmers in developing countries have been boosted by a £10 million research award. Scientists…

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On the heels of the 2011 eradication of cattle plague (rinderpest) is a new ‘frieze-dried’ vaccine that could eradicate goat plague—The Economist reports from ILRI

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Goats being herded near Wajir, northern Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale). ‘. . . [R]inderpest, a cattle disease similar to measles, which was eradicated in 2011 . . . has plagued Africa and other parts…

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