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.

Scientists launch consortium to control a lethal disease of cattle in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Group picture of participants of an inception workshop for a project to improve vaccines for the control of East Coast fever in cattle in Africa. The workshop was held at ILRI’s Nairobi campus 27-29 January…

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Transforming pastoral pursuits into profitable livestock enterprises in southern Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle kept under a pen-fattening program in Chivi District, Zimbabwe (photo credit: FAO/Believe Nyakudjara). ‘Growing up in Chiware Village in Rusape, Manicaland province, vivid memories of tending to the family’s herd of cattle remain etched in…

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CGIAR livestock support is enhancing community resilience in the face of on-going drought in the Horn of Africa

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A livestock carcass in northern Kenya, which has suffered prolonged drought (photo via Flickr by CIAT/Neil Palmer). Widespread drought conditions in the Horn of Africa have intensified since the failure of the Oct–Dec 2016 rains.…

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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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