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.

Drink camel milk for three reasons

Originally posted on Natural Health with theCamel Milk:
Milking can save camels (…………in terms of Indian camel Population -TW) By Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (Island) I never thought the day would come when I would recommend the drinking… Source: Drink camel…

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Livestock genetics and breeding – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The adoption of new technologies that speed up genetic gains are leading to further improvements in livestock productivity. Ghibe valley, southwest Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann) The experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)…

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New guide outlines options for integrating gender equity and social inclusion in low-emissions dairy production interventions

Originally posted on ILRI livelihoods, gender and impact:
Photo Credit: CCAFS Why does it matter? The importance and need to entrench gender issues in agricultural research for development cannot be overemphasized. While increasingly, research for development practitioners are adapting and…

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No one left behind: Livestock at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) participated in this week’s UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (follow the proceedings on Twitter with #HLPF2016). This meeting is the first of many meetings and processes that will take…

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Livestock grass, a weapon against poverty and drought

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: CIATCIAT An unlikely weapon against poverty and drought by Georgina Smith Silas Mdoe has a weapon against poverty and drought. It’s so unassuming that most farmers completely overlook it: livestock grass. As this…

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Can the livestock sector find the elusive ‘win-win’ on drug resistance?

Originally posted on AgHealth:
A livestock health worker prescribes drugs to a dairy farmer in Bangladesh (photo credit: IFPRI/Akram Ali, CARE Bangladesh). An opinion piece by International Livestock Research Institute veterinary epidemiologist Delia Grace shines the spotlight on the global…

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About Camel Milk~With Bactrian Perspectives

Originally posted on Natural Health with theCamel Milk:
Camels’ milk is the king of the milk kingdom, said by the Bactrian camel keepers in the Central Asia. It is the first choice for health maintenance. They think that their milk…

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