Author Archives: Dr. Bukar USMAN

About Dr. Bukar 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 was the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, before my nomination to attend SEC 40, 2018 NIPSS Kuru, Jos. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I was the founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.

Guide to Keeping Chickens – Housing Your Chickens

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
Keeping chickens is relatively trouble-free once you have a routine going, but it’s surprising how much there is to learn about keeping a small back garden or allotment flock. We decided to pour our…

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Yes, eating meat affects the environment, but cows are not killing the climate

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon (photo credit: BLM/Greg Shine, CC BY).  ? Frank M. Mitloehner, University of California, Davis As the scale and impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, meat is…

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The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index: Indicators for the start of a global, badly needed, conversation

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Tanzanian farmer with her flock of chickens (photo by BRAC via Global Giving). The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index, piloted by ILRI in Tanzania, assesses the empowerment of women in production systems in which livestock…

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On the need for expanding sustainability frameworks and veterinary vision in developing countries

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Divine bovine, painting by Karen Bezuidenhout. A new science paper argues for broadening traditional approaches to livestock sustainability and veterinary vision in developing countries. Two of the three livestock science authors—Brian Perry and Tim Robinson—have…

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Livestock-enhanced diets in the first 1,000 days of life: Pathways to better futures in low-income countries

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A new report was published this month on the value of ensuring consumption of meat, milk and eggs by infants up to two years of age and by expectant and new mothers in developing countries…

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How closing livestock yield gaps can enhance incomes, food security and the environment in Ethiopia and India

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Understanding livestock yield gaps for poverty alleviation, food security and the environment is a report published by the LiveGAPS Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), in Dec 2016. The report was…

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Livestock fact check – what’s behind the data behind facts on livestock development?

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
There are many opinions about the merits and risks of livestock keeping. Livestock provide livelihoods and jobs for millions of people, they provide essential nutrients in human diets, they act as mobile assets for poor…

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